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Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Re: Idea Linux kernel debugging
Keywords: Linux kernel debugging
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 16:26:04 GMT
From: David Grothe <>

I have GDB running between two Linux boxes with a serial interface cable between them. I can set breakpoints, single step and do source level debugging in the kernel from one machine to the other.

Unfortunately I have not been able to make this generally available for two reasons. 1) I have been unable to do any Linux work at all for several months due to other pressing needs. 2) I am a beginner at the Linux kernel and toolsets and do not yet know how to use the "patch" facility.

I hope to be able to get this info out there before too long.


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