[Buildroot] [PATCH] gdb: don't block building on AArch64 systems

Will Newton will.newton at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 14:46:18 UTC 2014

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Dear Alex Bennée,
> On Tue,  5 Aug 2014 14:14:13 +0100, Alex Bennée wrote:
>> There is no real reason to disable the building of GDB. I suspect the
>> original patch (be084204) which added the restriction did so not
>> realising that AArch64 has had thread support in it's toolchain for some
>> time.
> be084204 did not add the AArch64 exception: it only made sure the
> comments about threads being needed would not be shown on AArch64,
> because gdb is never available on AArch64.
> The real commit who made gdb unavailable on AArch64 is
> 0e49733b306b353aad3a29a2c7a6faf25841ef0b. I believe at the time (April
> 2013), AArch64 was maybe not supported in the mainline gdb.
> Therefore, could you check when AArch64 support was added in mainline
> gdb ? We currently allow selecting either gdb 7.6 and 7.7 in Buildroot.

AArch64 has been supported since gdb 7.6 (although 7.8 is much nicer
to use due to bug fixes).

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