Is it possible to debug an AMD kernel on Intel

gnn at gnn at
Mon Nov 26 23:25:10 PST 2007

At Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:01:03 -0800,
David O'Brien wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 10:38:37PM +0900, gnn at wrote:
> > or vice versa?  That is, can I do kgdb/gdb over serial from an Intel
> > box to an AMD box?
> George,
> This question make no sense.  Of course you can debug a kernel on an
> Intel system using an AMD system.  There isn't anything CPU vendor
> specific within a single architecture that would affect you doing this.
> But I don't think that's really your question.  I think you're
> asking if you can debug a FreeBSD/i386 kernel using a FreeBSD/amd64
> system.  I.e.  cross-platform debugging.

That was my question.

> The answer is "no" using stock FreeBSD bits.  A single GDB binary
> cannot be built multi-platform.

I'm going to try the cross-platform tools and see what I can do.


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