gdb and executables, windbg in ms platform sdf
Patrick J. Fay
Wed Jan 28 15:02:00 GMT 1998
coff is the format of the object file . The debug info gdb understands
is 'stabs' I think. This is probably not the format of
the debug info msvc++ puts into its object files.
I think the jan 98 ms platform sdk has a debugger in it.
What are you trying to accomplish?
On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Lothar Werzinger wrote:
> as I got no reply until now, I try to resen this (slightly modified)
> Is it possible to debug executables which were produced by the MSVC++
> (DevStudio 97 Service Pack 2) compiler with gdb? As far as I know, gdb
> supports COFF. but when I load the executable, gdb complains about
> finding no debug information.
> As far as I found out gdb is capable of loading and executing the
> binary. The only thing I would need, is a converter that makes a gdb
> symbol file out of the *.pdb files of the MSVC++ compiler. Has anybody
> written such a program or is doing so? Besides the fact that the .pdb
> files are MS and binary, it should be just a question of demangling the
> MS names and remangle them in a way gdb understands them or?
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