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Re: [cdt-dev] [DSF] SessionType

One thing I've observed is that there seems to be a hesitancy to bump the major version of DSF and DSF-GDB. With a noticeable increase in adopters, I suspect a lot of holes and bad assumptions are going to surface. Attempting to tackle these issues without breaking backward compatibility is going to yield some pretty ugly results, IMO. I think we should be willing to accept a major version change in Indigo and start opening the table to well architected solutions to these problems rather than convoluted ones which maintain backwards compatibilities but hurt DSF in the long run.


At 11:28 AM 7/8/2010, Doug Schaefer wrote:
Is it me or are we really running into problems with DSF-GDB
extensibility and customizability? Do we need to take a step back and
document all the use cases we're trying to accomplish with gdb in the
many different environments it supports and tweak the architecture to
make sure we can do them all easily?

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 11:48:59AM -0400, Marc Khouzam wrote:
>> > Unfortunately, despite quite some years of experience with gdb, I have
>> > no idea what LOCAL and REMOTE means.
>> REMOTE is when we connect to a gdbserver.
>> LOCAL is when we use GDB on the host only.
> I've got to agree with Vladimir.  By labelling these things as LOCAL
> or REMOTE and making decisions based on the type, it becomes hard to
> support types that aren't exactly what you envisioned for LOCAL or
> REMOTE; and that covers a whole lot of ground with GDB and the many
> ways people use it.
> Who knows if someone has assumed "LOCAL" means profile output will
> appear on the local filesystem, or means not to use RSE to launch
> gdbserver on the target, or means to use run instead of continue?
>> > - If I do 'target remote | local-something', is this remote or not?
>> What does that command do?
> It runs a program on the host system which speaks the GDB remote
> serial protocol.  That can talk to a remote device, or even run on a
> remote system ( e.g. target remote | ssh blah ... ).
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> Daniel Jacobowitz
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