[Lldb-commits] LLGS for Free/NetBSD (was: Re: [PATCH] D25756: FreeBSD ARM support for software single step.)

Saleem Abdulrasool via lldb-commits lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org
Mon Oct 24 16:43:20 PDT 2016

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 11:38 AM, Ed Maste via lldb-commits <
lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> On 24 October 2016 at 06:26, Pavel Labath <labath at google.com> wrote:
> >
> > It's not my place to tell you how to work, but I'd recommend a
> > different approach to this. If you base your work on the current
> > FreeBSD in-process plugin, then when you get around to actually
> > implementing remote support, you will find that you will have to
> > rewrite most of what you have already done to work with lldb-server,
> > as it uses completely different class hierarchies and everything. I'd
> > recommend starting with lldb-server right away. It's going to be a bit
> > more work as (I assume) freebsd implementation is closer to what you
> > need than linux, but I think it will save you time in the long run. I
> > can help you with factoring out any linux-specific code that you
> > encounter.
> I definitely second the approach Pavel suggests here, and am happy to
> work with others on refactoring the Linux lldb-server so that we can
> get it to support both FreeBSD and NetBSD at the same time.
> A direct port of the current FreeBSD support probably would result in
> a basic level of support running sooner, but that work would be
> largely thrown away in a future migration to lldb-server.

Just to throw out another option: DS2 (DebugServer2) at
http://github.com/facebook/ds2 may be another option to getting remote
debugging working.  It already has basic BSD support, so adding NetBSD
support shouldn't be too difficult.

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Saleem Abdulrasool
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