Re: Kernel Debugging

From: Amit S. Kale (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 05:49:04 EST

Did you enable GDB support while compiling the kernel?
It is available under Kernel Hacking options in menuconfig.

Can you give details of kernel version and URL to the patch you are using?

> From: "Mani Manoharan Balaraman" <>
> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 11:40:30 +0530
> Subject: Kernel Debugging
> Hi all
> We have 2 Linux Machines (redhat 6.1 2.2.12-20) connected back to back > by a cross cable.
> we applied the patch from from kgdb and went step by step as explained.
> The "Readme" says that "after applying the patch, when u reboot the
> machine and pass "gdb" to the kernel, it should wait for gdb connection > via
> the serial connection from the remote machine"
> But for us when we passed the gdb to the linux kernel it doesn't > wait
> and it boots up normally.
> In this case what might be the problem.
> Is it a Compilation or Lilo problem or the way we pass gdb to the > kernel. We
> don't know where we are erring

Amit Kale
Veritas Software ( )

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