Debugging assembly files

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Debugging assembly files

Postby JohnR » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:07 pm


It seems that breakpoints in .s files are ignored.

I can set a breakpoint in the C code at the point that calls a function written in assembler. The debugger will then let me single step through the assembly code, but this gets pretty tedious when I want really only to look at a later section of a large function.

I asked about this a year or so ago and I think then I was told that being able to set breakpoints in assembler code was not possible then but that it would be in a later release.

Am I doing something wrong or is it that setpoints in assembler code are indeed still ignored?

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Postby richard » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:57 am

The toolchain still doesn't support generating debugging information for assembly files, sorry.

I think this was the old thread you were referring too: ... ?f=6&t=410

Matt's advice should still apply.
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Postby JohnR » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:10 pm

Thanks for the response, Richard.

Is there any chance that a future IDE release will support break points in assembly code? It really gets tedious having to break in the C call and then single stepping all the way to the wanted line in the assembler.

In the meantime, I guess I will have to use the command line compiler and xgdb?

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Postby leon_heller » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:15 pm

I think that I was told to use XGDB when I raised the issue a long time ago, or was it the command line simulator?

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Postby XMatt » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:58 pm

Debug information will be available for assembly files in the next tools release, have seen it working :mrgreen:

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