MI async status output

Vladimir Prus ghost@cs.msu.su
Thu Apr 10 20:13:00 GMT 2014

On 10.04.2014 01:08, Bob Rossi wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm writing unit tests for my MI parser and was trying to get
> GDB to output some out of band, async records of type:
> status-async-output.
> This type of output normally starts with a + according to the manual.
> The manual has a special note that says:
> status-async-output contains on-going status information about the
> progress of a slow operation. It can be discarded. All status output is
> prefixed by ‘+’.
> I built gdb from git/master and ran the mi test suite and looked
> at the gdb.log file that was created. Unless I'm missing it, I don't see
> this type of output anywhere.
> Does this mean that GDB doesn't test this functionality?
> Does anyone have a simple recipe for getting GDB to output some
> async status output?


I think the only case where "+" notification is used is load command with sufficiently
big binary. See mi-main.c:mi_load_progress. I don't know whether it can be triggered
without bare-metal target.

- Volodya

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