Do RTEMS has a GDB Server?

Joel Sherrill <> joel.sherrill at
Wed Nov 30 19:29:04 UTC 2005

Fabrício de Novaes Kucinskis wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to know more about the GDB Server inside RTEMS. I read about
> the work from people at Canon, but I still have some questions:

The first issue is that it includes modifications to gdb which were 
against 5.x and not directly applicable to gdb 6.x.  It would have to be 

> 1) Do this GDB Server works only for Intel and PowerPC BSPs?

It has m68k support as well.

> 2) How can I enable and use it?

There should be more instructions in the documentation.

> 3) What are the advantages over a regular monitor software ? (this one is to
> convince my bosses ;)

Probably none. :)  You might want to consider Till's cexp which provides 
a more complete solution including dynamic download capabilities similar 
to the VxWorks monitor.

Till or some other cexp user will have to share how they debug using it.

> Thank you and best regards,
> Fabrício de Novaes Kucinskis - DEA / INPE
> -----------------------------------------
> Divisão de Eletrônica Aeroespacial
> Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

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