On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 01:29:56PM -0700, Justin Wojdacki wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 01:01:24PM -0700, Justin Wojdacki wrote:
> > >
> > > How does GDB work under MIPS Linux? I'm trying to do a bring-up of an
> > > embedded device, and it looks like the kernel is missing the code
> > > needed to handle software breakpoints. Are there patches that need to
> > > be applied to the kernel?
> > No. If you use a current GDB (I recommend 5.2 or CVS) it should work
> > just fine, if you are using a recent kernel (you didn't mention what
> > version you were looking at).
> > --
> > Daniel Jacobowitz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
> > MontaVista Software Carnegie Mellon University
> Sorry, I'm using the 2.4.10 kernel and GDB 5.2. What I see happening
> is the BREAK 5 instruction from a software breakpoint is hit, and the
> kernel loops continuously on that, as it appears to have no way to
> deal with that exception. I'm running gdbserver on the MIPS target and
> gdb as a cross-debugger on an x86 host (RedHat 7.1). To me, it looks
> like when the debugging breakpoint is hit, gdbserver should get
> scheduled to run and handle the breakpoint, but instead the child
> keep's getting scheduled.
Software breakpoints have worked at least as far back as 2.4.2. This
most likely means that the exception handling for your board is broken.
Daniel Jacobowitz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
MontaVista Software Carnegie Mellon University