Porting gdb to Cyclops64

Michael Snyder msnyder@vmware.com
Fri Jul 30 18:57:00 GMT 2010

Brian Heilig wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 10:26 -0700, Michael Snyder wrote:
>> Brian Heilig wrote:
>>> Does gdb support the operation 'step the current thread and leave all
>>> other threads stopped'?
>> Yes, see "set scheduler-locking".
>> http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/gdb/thread-stops.html
> Thank you.
> When I attach to my remote target, if the target is running (not stopped
> at a breakpoint) gdb currently doesn't know it and presents the gdb
> prompt as if the inferior were stopped. Clearly I've not implemented the
> protocol correctly in this case.
> Should I stop the inferior when the client is attached? Or should I send
> a response from my target that will indicate to gdb that it is currently
> running?

The default mode is synchronous debugging, which means that any time
you are looking at the gdb prompt, the target is stopped.

It would probably be easiest to implement that first and get it working,
before attempting asynchronous mode.

So yes, attaching with gdb should stop the target.

> Is there a reference for the most recent remote protocol? I'm sure I've
> only implemented a small subset of the protocol, and that probably isn't
> %100 correct.

You certainly don't have to implement everything all at once.

Try this for a reference:


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