Re: Debugging gdb built by Yocto

Khem Raj

On 2/18/20 8:26 AM, Patrick Doyle wrote:
Does anybody have any tips or tricks for how I might debug the
(cross-canadian) gdb built by Yocto's SDK?
I need to add some printf's to the gdb code to help track down why
something isn't working, but none of my traditional
get-ready-to-debug-this-code techniques are working.
How can I run the gdb that I just built? Note that I am presuming that I can
$ bitbake gdb-cross-canadian-mipsel -ccompile -f
to rebuild gdb after I add a printf or two to it... but I can't figure
out how to run gdb without going through the sdk installation step.
$ bitbake gdb-cross-canadian-mipsel -cdevshell
# ../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb
bash: ../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb: No such file or directory
# file ../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb
../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object,
x86-64, version 1 (GNU/Linux), dynamically linked, interpreter
/opt/iro, BuildID[sha1]=7f985bbe4cb6c97558b159860b2498f6389b254e, for
GNU/Linux 3.2.0, not stripped
# ldd ../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb
../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
version `GLIBC_2.29' not found (required by
../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb) => (0x00007fff8a0c2000)
# LD_LIBRARY_PATH=../recipe-sysroot-native/usr/libexec:../recipe-sysroot-native/usr/lib
bash: ../build-mipsel-poky-linux/gdb/gdb: No such file or directory
None of the techniques from my bag-of-tricks works.
I guess I could go grab the source myself, manually apply the patches
myself, build it, and see if that works.
Or I could sit down real hard and think about why I am trying to debug
the canadian-cross built tool on my development host... perhaps I
should try debugging the native (cross)-gdb on my native host. I'll
go try that now, but, in the mean time, I thought it was about time
for me to ask others for some clues.
Any clues or pointers?
its perhaps due to the fact that host where this will run is sdkhost and not your normal buildhost, so perhaps you can use uninative tarball provided glibc to run it if your sdkhost is similar to buildhost and that might work.


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