gdbserver 7.1 unable to read registers

Pedro Alves
Fri Sep 24 13:36:00 GMT 2010

On Friday 24 September 2010 13:58:08, Ulrich Weigand wrote:

> Usually, gdbserver will inform GDB via the remote protocol about the
> set of registers supported on the platform, and GDB is supposed to
> automatically take that information into account.
> However, this requires that GDB is built to include XML support to
> parse this configuration information; if the expat libraries were
> not available when you built GDB, the configure process might have
> decided to build GDB without XML support instead ...
> Can you try rebuilding with the --with-expat configure option?
> This will cause the build to fail if XML support is not available.

Note that GDB issues a warning at connect time in that case:

 "Can not parse XML target description; XML support was disabled at compile time"

Pedro Alves

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