gdb-6 in 5.3-BETA3

Brooks Davis brooks at
Tue Sep 7 14:49:28 PDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 05:40:01PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Monday,  6 September 2004 at 10:46:43 +0400, Boris B. Samorodov wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 05, 2004 at 11:31:52PM -0700, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> >
> >> Boris B. Samorodov wrote this message on Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 10:31 +0400:
> >>> New gdb V.6 in base system doesn't have option '-k', while the ports's
> >>> version has. Is it planned to be fixed till 5.3-RELEASE?
> >>
> >> but there is kgdb....
> >
> > OK. kgdb works fine.
> >
> > But it is not clear from "man gdb", that if option "gdb -k" is not
> > working, one should use "kgdb".
> Indeed.  I thought that kgdb was deprecated, and that we should be
> using gdb -k.  It would be nice to come to an agreement on that.

That was true, but kgdb is now an entierly new beast written by
marcel that does the various Freebsd specific stuff without required
integration with gdb.  IIRC, the big benefit is that we can change our
debugging interface without having to deal with all the gdb paperwork
issues for anyone who touches the debugger.

-- Brooks

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