HOWTO for porting GDB published

Jeremy Bennett
Tue Sep 16 09:39:00 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-09-13 at 19:54 -0300, Thiago Jung Bauermann wrote:

> I wonder if you'd be interested in merging at least some of your work
> into the GDB Internals document? IMHO it would make your documentation
> effort even more effective, by providing them in a standard place where
> people already turn to.
> I think chapter 2 in particular is very interesting to merge. Especially
> the following parts, which from my comparison with gdbint you describe
> better (and in some cases, the information isn't even there in the
> internals manual):
> creating a gdbarch (section 2.3)
> gdbarch_info (2.3.1,
> raw, pseudo and cooked register sets (2.3.5)
> regcache (section, 
> frame handling (section 2.3.6 and subsections)
> procedure flows (section 2.11)
> Of course the other parts would also be fit for the GDB Internals. It
> has a stub chapter already about Porting GDB.

Hi Thiago,

Thanks for adding the link to the GDB Wiki.

I'm very happy to incorporate parts of this document into the GDB
Internals. I'll try incorporating the sections you suggest as a start.


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