B2G debugging with GDB really works. No excuses for printf debugging!

Apparently many people still believe that GDB debugging on B2G doesn’t really work. I know about that: I held that wrong opinion until yesterday.

Turns out that my issues were all caused by simple mistakes.

Of all the standard features of a debugger that I have tried, only watchpoints don’t currently work. Everything else works, including setting a breakpoint on a symbol and getting it hit.

So I expanded a little the MDN page on this topic, with a summary of what works and some troubleshooting information.

So if you were having issues with debugging B2G, check if that helps you. If not, please improve this page!

 

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