Who owns gdbserver?

J.T. Conklin jtc@redback.com
Thu Jun 21 12:40:00 GMT 2001

>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Jacobowitz <dmj+@andrew.cmu.edu> writes:
Daniel> No one admits to it, in MAINTAINERS at least...

I think Stan did, among other things.  As I recall, he realized that
he wasn't in a position to maintain things properly and stepped back
from that role.  No one picked up it up since then.

I am interested in the future of the remote protocol, and remote.c and
gdbserver by extension.  I am the remote.c co-maintainer, and have
been known to hack on gdbserver from time to time.  But mainly that's
minor cleanup and adding support for additional NetBSD ports.

Daniel> I am considering some fairly invasive changes to it, between
Daniel> some signal problems I've been having, more Linux ports, and
Daniel> threads.  It would be nice to establish a clear owner before I
Daniel> do that.

I'm not sure I'm up to the task of taking on gdbserver on a full time 
basis, but as a blanket-write-priv maintainer and given my interests
with remote, I'll certainly help you along.

Daniel> On a related note, I'm trying to think of a way to eliminate
Daniel> some of the crasser code duplication between gdb and gdbserver
Daniel> - or rather, right now it's mostly a lack of code duplication,
Daniel> causing gdbserver not to work terribly well.

This has been a outstanding issue for some time.  


J.T. Conklin
RedBack Networks

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