debug over firewire amd64 -> i386

Sean McNeil sean at
Fri Oct 8 04:53:13 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 01:20, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Friday,  8 October 2004 at  1:17:28 -0700, Sean McNeil wrote:
> > I've read what I could about this and I've setup my machines connected
> > via firewire.  I haven't gone through all the work yet, so I thought I
> > would ask to make sure it is possible:
> >
> > 	The target system is amd64
> > 	the host system is i386
> >
> > Will this pose a problem? 
> I suspect you're about to find out :-)  I can't see one a priori, but
> I'd guess you're the first to try it.
> > I'm pretty sure I can create a cross gdb that should work on i386
> > for the amd64 platform.  In fact my first build for the amd64 was
> > from the system in i386 mode.  I migrated from i386 to amd64.  That
> > was fun.  I just wanted to ping the list to see if there is
> > something I've missed.
> Nothing obvious to me, anyway.
> > I have dcons working and can see the console on the i386 side so the
> > link is working.  It's just a matter of understanding the gdb
> > portion.
> You've seen my documentation on the subject, right?

Yes, I have.  I referred to your documentation to setup and test the
dcons interface.  I has already been very helpful and I haven't even
finished reading it.  Thanks for your efforts.  I will report back my
experience when I have tried it out completely.


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