Restarting gdbserver

Jan Kratochvil
Sun Jan 23 16:48:00 GMT 2011

On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:43:44 +0100, Leon Pollak wrote:
> Thank you, Jan.
> I hope I understood and did what you said:
> bash-4.1$ ./gdb -nx -ex file /opt/FS/common/csu -ex target extended-remote 
> -ex set sysroot /opt/FS -ex set remote exec-file 
> /common/csu -ex start
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> Reading symbols from /opt/FS/common/csu...done.
> Remote debugging using
> Temporary breakpoint 1 at 0x20374: file /Projects/CSU/src/main.cpp, line 16.
> Starting program: /opt/FS/common/csu 
> Temporary breakpoint 1, main () at /Projects/CSU/src/main.cpp:16
> 16              MsgLog("OFP Version: %s dated %s", OFP_VERSION, 
> (gdb) c
> Continuing.
> ^C
> Program received signal SIGINT, Interrupt.
> 0x400314bc in pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.4 () from /opt/FS/lib/
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x400314bc in pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.4 () from 
> /opt/FS/lib/
> #1  0x00000000 in ?? ()
> (gdb) 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> God knows why it decided to stop at main...

This is done intentionally by the GDB command `start'.

> Is it what you meant?

So symbols from /opt/FS/common/csu work as can be seen in the main function.

Symbols from remote `/lib/' do not work. I guess it uses
separate debug info.  You can try:
readelf -wi /opt/FS/lib/
readelf -wi /opt/FS/usr/lib/debug/opt/FS/lib/
readelf -wi /opt/FS/usr/lib/debug/opt/FS/lib/
# There are just guesses, it depends on the montavista distro from which comes
# /opt/FS/lib/ and I do not know montavista. readelf should
# come from the montavista cross binutils package.

I guess you should really use also the part of the reproducer from me:
  -ex 'set debug-file-directory /host1/usr/lib/debug
that is in your case:
  -ex 'set debug-file-directory /opt/FS/usr/lib/debug

And you should also verify the separate debug info files from montavista are
installed under /opt/FS/usr/lib/debug (for example *-debuginfo.rpm packages in


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