[ELDK] GDB Issue

Nate Jozwiak njozwiak at mlsw.biz
Fri Nov 12 20:13:56 CET 2010

Hi Detlev,

Thanks for the response. While I am still unsure of a few things, I have a
workaround for the problem. If I launch gdb without specifying a binary then
set the architecture and use the "add-symbol-file" command with an address
to load the binary in I am able to debug.

"What exactly do you mean by "built with U-Boot"?"

I misspoke. I meant the tool chain that is built with the ELDK that is used
to build U-Boot.

"Can you please give the pre-compiled binaries from our ELDK 4.2 and 4.1 a

Could you point me in the direction to find these? I didn't see them on the
website or in the ppc-2008-04-01_amcc.iso that I have


-----Original Message-----
From: Detlev Zundel [mailto:dzu at denx.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 10:46 AM
To: Nate Jozwiak
Cc: eldk at lists.denx.de
Subject: Re: [ELDK] GDB Issue

Hi Nate Jozwiak,


> As you see, initially GDB says the target architecture is powerpc:403. But
> the show arch command claims it is the powerpc:e500. And commands placed
> change it from powerpc:e500 do not appear to be working.

This looks fishy indeed.

> As I said, this it the version of GDB that was built with U-Boot following
> the instructions on the website. Does anyone have any insight into why it
> does not work and why I am unable to change the architecture?

What exactyl do you mean by "built with U-Boot"?

Can you please give the pre-compiled binaries from our ELDK 4.2 and 4.1
a go?


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