gdb and ptrace ????

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Old 09-01-2009
gdb and ptrace ????

Hi all

What 's the relationship between gdb and ptrace, if the kernel does
not support ptrace, can gdb work ?

Is there some one can explain this for me
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Old 09-01-2009
gdb works by peeking into a child process address space. ptrace does the same - but only in Linux systems.

On other systems there are completely different system API's that support a debugger.
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Old 09-01-2009
I want to know if gdb can works if kernel don't support ptrace?

kgdb--debug kernel, does it need ptrace support ?
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Old 09-03-2009
Yes, gdb works if there exists a version of gdb written for your OS. HPUX has no ptrace. gdb works well on HPUX - I've used it for 8 years. gdb was written to use the HPUX API.

kgdb works on the Linux kernel. Period. No other OS that I know of.

You do know you need two linux machines tied together on a serial cable to run kgdb?

What OS do you have?
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