[lldb-dev] Current quality/support of lldb on 32-bit Linux systems

Matthew Gardiner mg11 at csr.com
Wed Feb 12 01:47:44 PST 2014


Could somebody please make a statement on the current quality of 
building lldb on 32-bit linux systems, and then using the lldb built to 
debug 32-bit linux processes?

I'm currently using a virtual box guest with access to only 2.3GB of the 
hosts RAM and really struggling. I have managed to build (with 
gcc-4.8.2) lldb without debug symbols, but any attempt to build with 
debugging just results in the kernel (I think) killing the ld invocation.

When I do manage to build an lldb, I'm finding that the debug experience 
is a bit shaky, e.g. the register reading layer seems to be inaccurate, 
and the inferior process status is often misreported.

I am happy to contribute somewhat in this area (I have some wait/ptrace 
etc. experience) - but I wondered whether my continued exploits into 
32bit-linux were actually worthwhile...

Any advice appreciated,
Matthew Gardiner

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