bin/78031: kgdb doesn't recognize -q and -fullname (needed for ddd)

Sebastian Schulze Struchtrup seb at
Thu Feb 24 17:00:29 GMT 2005

>Number:         78031
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       kgdb doesn't recognize -q and -fullname (needed for ddd)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Feb 24 17:00:27 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Sebastian Schulze Struchtrup
>Release:        FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT i386
System: FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT #29: Tue Feb 22 15:37:51 SAST 2005 seb at i386

Developers Handbook Section 11.3 (Debugging a Crash Dump with DDD)) says to use `ddd -k` to debug kernels.
This will invoke `gdb -k`. For 5.3 and later, kgdb is used for kernel debugging.

Using `ddd --debugger kgdb` will pass `-q -fullname` as an option to kgdb, but
kgdb doesn't handle them at the moment and thus startup will fail.


  pass -f / -fullname to the GDB core (according to marcel@)
  implement -q / -quiet in some way to skip copyright messages etc.


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