[llvm-dev] Remotely launching a new process with LLDB

Lior Halphon via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Nov 26 08:30:10 PST 2017

I'm trying to remotely launch and debug a new process with lldb without much success.

Attaching to an already launched process works well by running these commands:

process connect <url>
process attach -P gdb-remote --pid <pid>

But if I want debugserver to launch the executable by itself I'm running into troubles. Especially, I have no clue what arguments should I pass to target create.

According to this page<https://lldb.llvm.org/remote.html> LLDB "will transparently take care of [..] downloading the executable in order to be able to debug", yet target create seem to always require a local file. If I specify the remote file via -r I get either unable to open target file or remote --> local transfer without local path is not implemented yet errors. If I set the target to a local file (such as a local copy of the remote's loader executable) without using -r, then attempt to run process launch -p gdb-remote -s <remote path> LLDB will attempt running the local path on the remote machine and fail.

What are the correct commands I need to use in order to launch a remote process?
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