[oe] Remote Debugging
raj.khem at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 07:24:39 CET 2010
On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 9:15 AM, Joerg Eesmann <jeesmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi again,
> sometimes one can`t see the obvious, but thanks for help.
> I connected gdb remote. But I got following message:
> warning: The current binary is a PIE (Position Independent Executable),
> GDB does NOT currently support. Most debugger features will fail if
> in this session.
> Reading symbols
> from /home/joerg/prj/OpenMoko/shr/shr-build/shr-unstable/tmp/work/armv4t-oe-linux-gnueabi/bluez4-4.59-r5.0/bluez-4.59/src/.libs/bluetoothd...done.
> (gdb) target remote 192.168.0.202:3333
> Remote debugging using 192.168.0.202:3333
> warning: Unable to find dynamic linker breakpoint function.
> GDB will be unable to debug shared library initializers
> and track explicitly loaded dynamic code.
> and I cannot set breakpoints or whatever.
> I thought, gdb 7.0 is supporting PIE.
> Is there any possibility to compile bluez4 not as PIE, would it work?
you could add -nopie to ldflags
> While googeling, I found some patches for gdb, which may help.
> Any ideas?
they could if you send the pointers.
> (by the way, is there a usable graphical frontend for gdb for this case:
> remote-debugging wit cross gdb)?
I have used ddd its decent. You can also use eclipse CDT they are others too
> I only managed to get it running (until the message) textbased.
> Thank you for supporting me,
> best regards,
> On Fri, 2010-01-08 at 14:39 -0800, Khem Raj wrote:
>> On (08/01/10 22:37), Joerg Eesmann wrote:
>> > Hi there,
>> > I am trying to remote debug my Openmoko freerunner.
>> > I already installed succesfully gdbserver, and can attach it to the
>> > progem I am going to debug.
>> > The question is, what to do on host side?
>> > I bitbaked gdb-cross-sdk, I bitbaked my changed package (bluez4)
>> > So I will install a debug version of the package, and attach to the
>> > bluetoothd-demon.
>> > On host side, I guessed I needed a gdb, that can handle ARM-processor,
>> > therefore gdb-cross-sdk.
>> > Now I should have everything... but a few questions left.
>> > GDB ist only ipk-package, what to do with this?
>> you need gdb-cross once you build that you should be able to use it
>> from same place as cross gcc.
>> > Where do I find the arm-compiler bluetoothd on my host (I guess in work,
>> > but will this be the strippded version or not, because also stripped
>> > package has been made).
>> > Am I on the right way? Is there any howto or something like that
>> > availlable, where you could point me?
>> if you build it then the non stripped version should be there in
>> your workdir (where the package was built)
>> > thank you for your help in advance,
>> > best regards,
>> > Joerg
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