After running the gcc 6 compiler for the Amiga, my Amiga toolchain seems to be quite usable and newlib starts to work as default, a debugger is still missing. It's time to deal with GDB for the Amiga.
Since I am using Eclipse cdt for Amiga C/C++ development I would like to have a working debugger in Eclipse. Eclipse suports gdb versions having the mi2 interface. This simplifies the decsion:
revive gdb 4.16
get a more recent version to work
gdb 4.16 does not support mi2 -> go for a recent version.
When I started to work in gdb it was GNU gdb (GDB) 22.214.171.12480312-git.
To run GDB you need a working bfd package. If bfd is required, I wanted also updates to ld, as and the rest of the binutils.
For a convenient handling in Eclipse, I want a remote stub which loads the program into some kind of gdbserver matching the cross gdb binary.
Here's my TODO list:
bfd 2.30.51 -> DONE
m68k-amigaos-as 2.30.51 -> DONE
m68k-amigaos-ar 2.30.51 -> DONE
m68k-amigaos-ld 2.30.51 -> DONE
more binutils 2.30.51 -> DONE
remote rsh for the Amiga to start gdbserver -> DONE
Eclipse plugin to support AmigaOS Binaries -> DONE
patch for Eclipse to really use remote debugging -> DONE
some kind of gdbserver for the Amiga -> DONE
m68k-amigaos-gdb 8.1.50 -> DONE
Today I debugged the first Amiga C program remotely at C source level:
So far working:
display c source
local variables and parameters are working now
It's not clean yet, but acceptable for me.
less (no?) seg faults of gdb on unsupported commands
This seems to be a cygwin issue, but I added some hacks.