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[arm] force gdb into disassembling in thumb (arm) mode
- From: Adrian von Bidder <avbidder at acter dot ch>
- To: gdb mailing list <gdb at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: 23 Jan 2002 10:56:13 +0100
- Subject: [arm] force gdb into disassembling in thumb (arm) mode
[May have been asked before - just point me in the general direction as
I couldn't find it with google or in the mailing lsit archive]
How can I force gdb to disassemble a memory region in thumb?
gdb 5.1 gets it right if there is symbol information, but just
disassembles to arm instructions when no symbol information is present
(apparently). Can I change this default to thumb (runtime), or is it
possible with a argument to the x/i command?
The sensible way (imho) would be to interpret the (h)alfword/(w)ord
format letters, so that x/ih and x/iw would force to interpret 16/32 bit
x/i on an odd address currently does switch to thumb mode - but it seems
to interpret the instructions at the odd address (it doesn't strip the
lsb when loading the data):
(gdb) x/20i 0xbe1
0xbe1: ldrsh r5, [r6, r6]
0xbe3: strb r6, [r0, r5]
0xbe5: ldr r4, [pc, #280] (0xd00)
0xbe7: add sp, #280
0xbe9: undefined instruction 0x47b4
0xbeb: strh r6, [r0, #2]
but the halfword at 0xbe0 does (in this example) disassemble to
ldr r7,[sp, #0xb5].
greets from Zürich