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authorGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2014-05-05 11:25:50 +0200
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>2014-05-05 13:31:30 +0200
commit7130ceb267b587b97fb5baa005521709e2b415d1 (patch)
tree97aca1e7a66d4a2ee3b71c0ef951c375d5483ee3 /toolchain/helpers.mk
parent948b963d1bbba6ad3cdca7d68a3bd02eadaadbb8 (diff)
toolchain: generate a gdbinit file
This commit slightly improves the external toolchain backend, and the gdb build logic to create a file named $(STAGING_DIR)/usr/share/buildroot/gdbinit which can be used as a gdbinit file using gdb -x option. This allows gdb to automatically use the proper sysroot to find libraries. The initial insight for this patch comes from the report of Oded Hanson <OHanson@xsightsys.com>, who found an issue with the Eclipse Buildroot plugin, which was setting a solib-path in gdb, but not a sysroot. Setting a solib-path was enough to find shared libraries, but not the dynamic linker. And since Eclipse doesn't allow to set the sysroot in any other way than giving a gdbinit file, it makes sense to have Buildroot generate a gdbinit file (which can be used in other situations than Eclipse). To achieve this, this commit introduces a gen_gdbinit_file helper in toolchain/helpers.mk, and uses it for the internal toolchain and external toolchain backends. Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> [ThomasDS: minor updates in commit message] Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com>
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diff --git a/toolchain/helpers.mk b/toolchain/helpers.mk
index 9595196e9b..ef60120713 100644
--- a/toolchain/helpers.mk
+++ b/toolchain/helpers.mk
@@ -355,3 +355,10 @@ check_unusable_toolchain = \
echo "such as Buildroot." ; \
exit 1 ; \
+# Generate gdbinit file for use with Buildroot
+gen_gdbinit_file = \
+ mkdir -p $(STAGING_DIR)/usr/share/buildroot/ ; \
+ echo "set sysroot $(STAGING_DIR)" > $(STAGING_DIR)/usr/share/buildroot/gdbinit