tips for debugging openmoko userland applications?

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at
Sat Aug 9 15:45:32 CEST 2008


I built using mokomakefile. Can you suggest me a nice
way to debug applications on the phone? My first idea is

1) (Re)compile application of interest with -O0 -g

2) strip debugging symbols from the copy that is sent to openmoko to
   save space. Keep debugging symbols on PC.

3) run gdbserver on openmoko

4) run arm-elf-gdb on PC and connect it to gdbserver on the phone.

5) give arm-elf-gdb path to sources and debugging symbols

6) do this all under the wonderful GUD (grand unified debugger) mode
   of emacs ;-)

Does this sound like a viable path? I'd love to hear how you usually
do debugging on openmoko. (I'd add best bits to wiki too.)

best regards,
Timo Lindfors

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