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Re: RFC: "set osabi"

On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 06:49:05PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 10:47:46PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > As promised.  I'm also looking for comments on this patch.  I know it needs
> > documentation still; that's on hold for a moment because it would conflict
> > with one of my other pending doc patches (since I want to put them in the
> > same section).  I'll do the docs before committing this.

Except I didn't.  Here they are; committed.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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@@ -1,5 +1,9 @@
 2003-01-04  Daniel Jacobowitz  <>
+	* gdb.texinfo (Controlling GDB): Document "set osabi".
+2003-01-04  Daniel Jacobowitz  <>
 	* gdb.texinfo (Backtraces): Document "set backtrace-below-main".
 	* gdbint.texinfo (FRAME_CHAIN_VALID): Update documentation.
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@@ -12531,6 +12531,29 @@ application automatically.  However, som
 conclusions.  Use these commands to manage @value{GDBN}'s view of the
 current ABI.
+@cindex OS ABI
+@kindex set osabi
+One @value{GDBN} configuration can debug binaries for multiple operating
+system targets, either via remote debugging or native emulation. 
+@value{GDBN} will autodetect the @dfn{OS ABI} (Operating System ABI) in use,
+but you can override its conclusion using the @code{set osabi} command.
+One example where this is useful is in debugging of binaries which use
+an alternate C library (e.g.@: @sc{uClibc} for @sc{gnu}/Linux) which does
+not have the same identifying marks that the standard C library for your
+platform provides.
+@table @code
+@item show osabi
+Show the OS ABI currently in use.
+@item set osabi
+With no argument, show the list of registered available OS ABI's.
+@item set osabi @var{abi}
+Set the current OS ABI to @var{abi}.
+@end table
 @cindex float promotion
 @kindex set coerce-float-to-double

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