Python and target-async

Kevin Pouget
Wed Aug 17 13:17:00 GMT 2011

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Pedro Alves <> wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 August 2011 12:36:28, Kevin Pouget wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Pedro Alves <> wrote:
>> > Very much.  Thanks.  This sounds similar to the
>> > define.exp:nextwhere testcase failing in async mode.
>> > That is, the attach command installing a continuation
>> > and returning before the attach is complete, and
>> > the "where" command executing before the inferior reports
>> > a stop to the attach command continuation.
>> > I've got a fix for the "nextwhere" issue, that I'll
>> > need some cleaning up before pushing, though
>> > I'll bet that the python code will need fixing
>> > of its own.  :-/
>> Hi Pedro,
>> any update on this issue? you said that only "some cleaning up" where
>> required, but it's still failing on the last gdb-CVS ... anything I
>> could do to help you? I really this bit to be solved to keep going ...
>> (my copyright assignment is not ready yet, but maybe some
>> beta-testing?)
> The patch I was talking about this one:
> <>
> I was pulled away for a while from the project, and I've now come back to
> it.  Unfortunately, "Some cleaning up" turned into "large and endless
> cleaning up", and I haven't reached python yet even.  So I came up with
> a plan B, as I need to make progress on other fronts for itsets/ptsets
> support which is really what I want to get at.  Instead of converting everything and
> its mother to an asynchronous state machine, I've come up with the patch
> below, which flips the _interpreter_ to synchronous mode when we want to
> run some command list, and similars, like several python command in one
> gdb command.
> This makes the testsuite run regression free in async mode,
> compared to sync mode.
> I'd like to push something like this in, as first step, then suggest
> flipping async mode on by default (need to discuss what happens to
> MI then), so that user don't need to do "set target-async on"
> anymore to enable new functionality.
> Can you give it a try?
> (Note, I haven't yet checked if/where MI will need flipping
> the interpreter to sync mode).

thanks a lot, this patch solves the problem described in, Python included,
so I'll use it for my further development, and I'll let you know if I
notice anything wrong



NB: I don't use MI at all, only CLI and Python

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