[ros-dev] connect gdb to named pipe in ms virtual pc session

Theodor Willax theodor_willax at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 3 15:19:00 CET 2004

>From: "Theodor Willax" <theodor_willax at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: ReactOS Development List <ros-dev at reactos.com>
>To: ros-dev at reactos.com
>Subject: [ros-dev] connect gdb to named pipe in ms virtual pc session
>Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 11:40:35 +0000
>could anybody tell me how to connect gdb.exe to my named pipe 
>"\\.\pipe\roscom2" of a virtual pc session (on virtual com2 port). I'm 
>running gdb on Win XP SP2 and use ros 0.2.5-cvs last updated 11/03/04.
>I set up "pipetunnel.exe roscom2" in one command prompt window, started 
>virtual pc session in debug mode and now try to connect gdb to pipetunnel. 
>pipetunnel is now listening on tcp port 9999.


it's me again. Some more questions:
a) Do I need to compile the cvs snapshot with special make options to debug 
trough serial ports?
b) Works the named pipe approach with ms virtual pc?
c) Do I need a special gdb version? I've this one:

D:\home\willaxt\Entwicklung\ros>gdb -version
GNU gdb 5.2.1
Copyright 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain 
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-mingw32".

Many thank's,

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