GDB on M1 mac?

Paul Koning paulkoning@comcast.net
Wed Jun 22 13:01:48 GMT 2022



> On Jun 22, 2022, at 4:57 AM, Luis Machado via Gdb <gdb@sourceware.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On 6/22/22 07:52, Gerd Möllmann via Gdb wrote:
>> I tried bulding gdb 12.1 on macOS 12.4 with an Apple M1 chip, but it öooks like that target is not supported.
>> Can I ask if there are plans to support that platform, or even work in progress that I could try out?  (I'd use it for debugging Emacs on macOS.)
>> TIA
> 
> Arm has macOS-hosted arm-none-eabi tools, but I don't think native aarch64 debugging on macOS is supported, as you said.
> 
> I can't speak for other contributors, but I don't know of any plan to support that OS/arch combination for GDB. We're open to
> accepting patches though.
> 
> I think LLDB is the way to go on macOS.

Unfortunately that seems to be the only option right now, but it's a nasty one.  The UI is obnoxious, and it can't debug GCC output at all unless it was compiled with -O0.

	paul




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