[LLVMdev] llvm-db status

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Sun Sep 27 17:00:54 PDT 2009

No one is working on it or even thinking about it.  It is so far from  
being useful that it should probably just be removed.


On Sep 27, 2009, at 4:29 PM, idoud <doudalis at gmail.com> wrote:

> I found that llvm-db is the front end for  lib/Debugger.
> I would like to ask you if there is anyone who is actively working on
> this problem,
> and if you any specific directions/goals/wish list
> ~Ioannis
> On Sep 27, 6:41 pm, Chris Lattner <clatt... at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 27, 2009, at 3:34 PM, idoud wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I would like to ask what is the status concerning llvm-db. When I am
>>> trying to use it I get the following error:
>>> "Error: No supported binding to inferior processes (debugger not
>>> implemented)."
>>> Searching in the mailing list I found that you have discontinued
>>> working on it.
>>> I would like to ask if there are any plans to resume development and
>>> if you are looking for any volunteers to resume this work.
>>> As part of my research I am studying bi-directional debugging  
>>> (reverse
>>> execution similar to gdb's ). I was hopping I could leverage the
>>> llvm's byte-code level information (data flow information) and
>>> simplicity as part of my project.
>> New work on it is always welcome, but llvm-db is little more than a
>> command line prompt that is similar to GDB's.  It has no actually
>> useful debugger logic.
>> -Chris
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