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Re: [Xen-devel] GDBDSX support for new linux boot loading sequence?

On Thu, 2013-06-20 at 14:42 -0700, Mukesh Rathor wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:38:42 +0000
> "Zulauf, John" <john.zulauf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I recently tried to use gdbsx to debug a linux kernel running as an
> > HVM.  Even with the correct vmlinux, gdb was unable to correctly map
> > the symbol information to the correct memory locations.  Upon some
> > investigation it appears that the new Linux loader sequence is
> > loading the compressed vmlinux as a file, decompressing and then
> > relocating it before executing it.
> >

What is this "new Linux loader"? Are you talking about a new bootloader
or a new revision of the bzImage format or something else?

I have no idea about the gdbsx side of things here, but if there is a
new bootloader protocol doing the rounds it would be useful to know

> > Are there known methods to getting gdbsx to work in the context of
> > this new loading scheme?
> > 
> > Any pointers would be of great use.
> CCing xen-devel.
> Hmm... no, have not run into that, so never thought about it. I don't
> mind looking into it, but it will take some time. Meanwhile, if you
> find something, do let me know.
> BTW, please cc xen-devel in future.
> thanks
> Mukesh
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