July 8, 2004

FreeBSD: Revamp of Kernel Debugging Code w/ Thread Awareness

Marcel Moolenaar has been very busy with GDB code as of late, having imported gdb version 6.1.1 in late June and now supplying a patch to
freebsd-arch@ that adds kernel debugging and helpful features to FreeBSD's gdb and ddb code, including thread awareness. Other interesting additions
include optimizations for the 64-bit platforms, compression for remote gdb, and improved symbol handling. Marcel is looking to commit the patch in a
week, barring any major issues, but the code requires testing on most supported platforms:

Link: kerneltrap.org


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