how to debug Xserver Module?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Nov 28 08:00:50 PST 2006

余涛 wrote:
> hi everyone:
> 	Recently, i'm debugging Xserver with two PCs, the system of target pc is FedoraCore4
> with Xorg 6.8.2 installed, and now i knew how to debug Xserver, but i didn't know how to 
> debug the modules loaded by startx. 
> 	I have read ./Xserver/hw/xfree86/DebuggingHints and didn't find the patches to gdb to 
> add support for loadable modules, for the web site i can't link :

Use dlloader modules (default in 6.9 and later, available as an Imake option
in older builds) instead of the old custom-format elfloader modules and all
the normal debugging tools just work, without needing special customized
versions like the xfree-gdb you're looking for.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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