debugging kernel with remote gdb

Dmitry Sivachenko demon at
Sat Apr 19 03:07:41 PDT 2003

On Sat, Apr 19, 2003 at 01:22:49PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Friday, 18 April 2003 at 18:48:30 +0400, Dmitry Sivachenko wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > I have two machines: one IA32 running FreeBSD and the other SPARC
> > running Solaris.  I want to debug FreeBSD kernel using remote gdb.
> > After reading developers handbook it is unclear whether it is
> > possible to use my SPARC for that purpose?
> Theoretically, yes.  In practice, you'll need a version of gdb which
> understands the ia32 instruction set, and I suspect you'll have to
> build that yourself.  You might get a more accurate answer on the
> sparc64 mailing list.

Well, I built gdb to understand i386-freebsd target (using --target
option).  The problem is that it seems stock gdb does not
understand '-k' option (for kernel debugging).

May be I am missing something obvious?
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