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- From: "taylor, david" <David dot Taylor at dell dot com>
- To: "gdb at sourceware dot org" <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:56:04 +0000
- Subject: binary reads
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Right now GDB's remote protocol supports binary writes
There is a desire internally for binary reads to speed up the reading of large structures.
I'm not convinced that there is a need; but we do have some *large* structures.
And it would cut in half the number of round trips needed to read them.
My thinking was, since there is no 'x' packet, how about:
with possible responses of
XXXX.... -- the data requested, escaped as for other binary data
E NN -- an error occurred
'' -- an empty packet -- means, as now, packet not supported.