Talking Dirty with GDB and SSH Tunneling

By | June 13, 2006

Ever debugged a program remotely and felt like telling your computer where to go and how to get there? Hopelessly adding calls to printf() and recompiling as a steady string of explectatives flow from your over-caffeinated brain waves.

In embedded systems development making do with less is the name of the game – less CPU power, less physical RAM and less peristant storage (if any!) to name a few. Debugging a misbehaving process in this environment can be challenging, but a little ingenuity coupled with plenty of free software eases the problem.

In this article I will explain how to use GDB for debugging remote processes running on embedded systems from our desktop workstation.Read Full Story

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