[PATCH] gdb: add -a option for remove-inferior

sbaugh@catern.com sbaugh@catern.com
Thu Dec 29 17:45:00 GMT 2016


I find myself frequently wanting to wipe out the current set of
inferiors: detaching from all of them, or killing them all, and then
starting anew. A -a flag to the various inferior commands which currently
just take ranges of ids would make this a lot easier. Does that sound
like a reasonable enhancement?

If this patch is acceptable I'll go ahead and add -a flags like this to
all the inferior commands where it makes sense, and add docs, and
resubmit.


This adds a -a option for remove-inferior; when passed, all inferiors
will be removed.

---
 gdb/inferior.c | 18 +++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gdb/inferior.c b/gdb/inferior.c
index 32b6db2..f4cd062 100644
--- a/gdb/inferior.c
+++ b/gdb/inferior.c
@@ -775,13 +775,25 @@ info_inferiors_command (char *args, int from_tty)
   print_inferior (current_uiout, args);
 }
 
-/* remove-inferior ID */
+/* remove-inferior [-a] ID */
 
 static void
 remove_inferior_command (char *args, int from_tty)
 {
   if (args == NULL || *args == '\0')
-    error (_("Requires an argument (inferior id(s) to remove)"));
+    error (_("Requires an argument (inferior id(s) to remove or -a)"));
+
+  if (startswith (args, "-a"))
+    {
+      struct inferior *inf, *cur;
+      cur = current_inferior();
+      ALL_INFERIORS(inf)
+        {
+	  if (inf != cur)
+	    delete_inferior (inf);
+        }
+      return;
+    }
 
   number_or_range_parser parser (args);
   while (!parser.finished ())
@@ -1056,7 +1068,7 @@ as main program."));
 
   add_com ("remove-inferiors", no_class, remove_inferior_command, _("\
 Remove inferior ID (or list of IDs).\n\
-Usage: remove-inferiors ID..."));
+Usage: remove-inferiors [-a] ID..."));
 
   add_com ("clone-inferior", no_class, clone_inferior_command, _("\
 Clone inferior ID.\n\
-- 
2.10.0




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