Debugging with no serial port

Ben Warren bwarren at
Fri Aug 11 06:53:53 EST 2006


On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 13:12 -0700, Martin, Tim wrote:

> I tried this as well and have the same GDB synchronization problem e.g.
> break log_stuff
> commands
>    silent
>    if (variable_logging_enabled)
>       printf "(%d,%d)\n",stuff1_variable,stuff2_variable
>    end
>    cont
> end
That's too bad.  I wonder if you could run gdb from expect or some other
auto-scripting language and have it issue the 'cont' once all data is
printed (Have your code spit out a special 'end of data' delimiter). 

Just a thought - no idea if it would work.  

I'm not 100% certain how BDI-2000/gdb works, but I guess the gdb server
is running on the box, in which case you probably don't have much
control over how it works, and thus can't control if the output stream
is buffered or not.  My BDI-2000 book doesn't have much on configuring
the gdb part.

Anyway, sorry for rambling.


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