[ros-dev] Optimization Proposal

art yerkes ayerkes at speakeasy.net
Wed Jan 4 20:59:12 CET 2006

On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 14:51:02 +0100
"Ge van Geldorp" <gvg at reactos.org> wrote:

> > From: Murphy, Ged (Bolton)
> > 
> > > Royce Mitchell III wrote
> > >
> > > How are you source-level debugging ros?
> > 
> > Probably using Insight, that's what I use when building with mingw.
> > I don't know assembly well enough to even consider it.
> Yup, using Insight (the cygwin GUI for gdb), which connects over a null
> modem to the GDB stub in ntoskrnl. I'm using a slightly-modified version,
> since the official one insists that when doing a stack backtrace the frame
> pointer should increase for each stack frame (which is correct generally but
> breaks when you're backtracing from the kernelmode stack back into the
> usermode stack). Also the official version has a problem with hardware
> watchpoints.
> GvG

Please post the version of insight and gdb that you use.  I've long wanted
to work with reactos that way, but haven't found a combination of tools that
worked reliably.
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