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Re: gdbserver and Re: hardware questions

To: Mark and Janice Juszczec <juszczec@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: gdbserver and Re: hardware questions
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:08:22 -0500
Cc: kevink@mips.com, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 03:31:36PM +0000, Mark and Janice Juszczec wrote:
> 
> Kevin, et al
> 
> 
> >
> >If you want more of a "large format" mipsel platform
> >to experiment with, you might be able to find an old
> >"RISC PC" from Siemens or NEC with an R4000
> >configured little-endian to run NT.  Maybe Ralf has
> >one in his attic he'd care to sell you. ;o)
> >
> 
> Ralf?
> 
> >I don't know that it's the root of your problem, but
> >you should definitely get getty/shells off of whatever
> >serial port you're trying to use for debug.
> 
> If I have no shell running on the serial port, how would I start gdbserver? 
> Would I have to hard code it into the kernel somehow?

Try changing /etc/inittab to disable the getty, and starting gdbserver
from the system startup scripts in /etc/rc*.  I'm assuming you have
some other way than that shell on ttyS0 to modify the filesystem :)

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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