Remote debugging of FreeBSD system from Linux?

andrew clarke mail at
Sun May 12 03:36:27 UTC 2019

On Thu 2019-05-09 13:43:25 UTC+0100, Simon Connah (scopensource at wrote:

> I'd like to try and contribute to FreeBSD if I am able to but since I only
> have one computer I have to use virtual machines to run all of my
> development work loads. I was wondering if it was possible to run a FreeBSD
> virtual machine and then run a Linux virtual machine to do remote debugging
> of the FreeBSD virtual machine?
> If that is not possible can I do the same thing with another remote FreeBSD
> virtual machine for remote debugging?
> For the record I use VMWare Workstation 15 Pro running on Windows 10 Pro to
> run my virtual machines.

Can you clarify what you want to debug?

Remote debugging in its simplest form would be SSHing to the FreeBSD box and
running lldb or gdb, which is fairly trivial to do from Windows (or any modern OS).

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