Multi-select attach dialog
CDT now allows selecting more than one process to attach to in a single user operation. The bottom pane is used to see which processes have been selected. If multi-process debugging is not supported with your debug session (needs GDB >= 7.2 and NonStop enabled), only the first process will be attached to.
This feature was completed June 30th, 2011 as part of Bug 293679
Support for Fast Tracepoints
CDT now allows the user of fast tracepoints, as supported by GDB. Fast tracepoints use an instruction jump instead of a trap for efficiency. Fast tracepoint need a minimum of space to be inserted in the program and therefore, may fail to be set at certain locations. For fast tracepoints to work, a special library called the in-process agent (IPA), must be loaded in the inferior process. This library is built and distributed as an integral part of gdbserver. Please see the GDB documentation for more details.
The user can select between three tracepoint modes in the launch:
- Fast: Only use fast tracepoints. No tracepoint will be planted if a fast tracepoint cannot be used.
- Slow: Only use slow tracepoints.
- Automatic: Attempt to use fast tracepoints. If a fast tracepoint cannot be used, automatically use a slow tracepoint.