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Re: gdb attach/detach kills the target process
- From: andrew brian clegg <a dot clegg at mail dot cryst dot bbk dot ac dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:25:49 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: Re: gdb attach/detach kills the target process
On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> That's the way Windows debugging works -- once you attach to a process,
> detaching from it kills the process. No way around it.
I don't think this is true any more. XP enables debuggers (or at least the
VS debugger) to detach from executing programs and allow them to continue,
and there's a service called dbgproxy that lets the VS debugger detach
cleanly on pre-XP platforms:
This is for native C++ processes and not .NET framework (CLR) ones --
which can detach on any platform.
I know nothing about debugger internals, but presumably this means gdb
could in theory do the same, on XP at least?
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