[lldb-dev] Preferred protocol for remote debugging backend implementation

Greg Clayton gclayton at apple.com
Thu Jan 17 13:10:56 PST 2013

debugserver uses an extended version of the GDB remote protocol. All extension packets are described in a file that is checked into the SVN repository:

svn cat http://llvm.org/svn/llvm-project/lldb/trunk/docs/lldb-gdb-remote.txt

Let me know if you have any questions.

Greg Clayton

On Jan 16, 2013, at 10:44 PM, Benjamin Kemper <kemperbenny at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm working on developing a debugger backend, which currently supports the gdb server protocol (I'm able to connect to it as I connect with gdb to a gdb server). 
> I want to add support for lldb also and I've seen that there is support by using the gdb-remote plugin. 
> I'm wondering what would be more stable, implementing the debugserver protocol, or simply adapting my current gdb remote protocol from Linux to the latest OSX gdb?
> Any suggestions would be of great help.
> Thanks,
> Benjamin.
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