qSymbol when using symbol-file

Yao Qi yao@codesourcery.com
Wed Jun 18 02:27:00 GMT 2014

On 06/03/2014 04:58 PM, catalin.udma@freescale.com wrote:
> In the gdb/gdbserver scenario, gdb is not sending qSymbol packet when using "symbol-file", without "file" or "exec-file".
> The steps are:
>   start gdb (with no arguments)
>   (gdb) symbol-file <file>
>   (gdb) target remote <ip>:<port>
>   ->  qSymbol packet is not sent.

I can reproduce it on GDB 7.7, but can't reproduce it on GDB HEAD
(20140617) and 7.8 pre-release (gdb-7.7.90).

1. Start gdbserver
   $ ./gdbserver/gdbserver :1234 ./testsuite/gdb.base/wchar
2. Start gdb
   $ ./gdb
   (gdb) symbol-file ./testsuite/gdb.base/wchar
   Reading symbols from ./testsuite/gdb.base/wchar...done.
   (gdb) set debug remote 1
   (gdb) target remote :1234
   0x42d0c050 in ?? ()
Sending packet: $qSymbol::#5b...Packet received:
Packet qSymbol (symbol-lookup) is supported
Sending packet:
received: qSymbol:6e70746c5f76657273696f6e
Sending packet: $qSymbol::6e70746c5f76657273696f6e#4d...Packet received: OK

qSymbol is sent.  You can use gdb 7.8 which will be released soon.

Yao (齐尧)

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