[remote protocol] support for disabling packet acknowledgement

Paul Koning Paul_Koning@dell.com
Fri Jul 11 15:54:00 GMT 2008

>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Jacobowitz <drow@false.org> writes:

 Daniel> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 04:10:47PM +0100, Pedro Alves wrote:
 >> - GDB also knows it is using a reliable connection (tcp/pipe)
 >> That last bit was there until the last version of the patch before
 >> submission, but I ended up removing it from the final patch.  We
 >> can always go with or without that bit for now, and change it
 >> later, as the difference is all on GDB's side.

 Daniel> IMO this isn't necessary - if someone tunnels a reliable
 Daniel> TCP/IP connection from their stub, to gdb, via an unreliable
 Daniel> channel, then they can read the manual and disable this
 Daniel> feature.  I've never encountered this.  At that point you're
 Daniel> not running directly off a target board's UART at system
 Daniel> level, so you have the option of something like PPP.

Agreed.  Telnet to a terminal server that feeds a UART based target
stub is common practice.  TCP at both ends with datagrams in between
is too weird to consider.


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