ChorusOS 4.0 Introduction

RDBC Configuration and Usage

The RDBC server can be started automatically or manually:

To stop RDBC, use the akill command. First identify the actor process ID (aid):

% rsh name aps

Then kill the RDBC process:

% rsh name akill aid

Note -

Your XRAY application debug session will be lost if you stop RDBC.

Information about what targets are available to XRAY is held in the file chorusos.brd. There are four columns: the machine names where RDBC executes are specified in the first column, slot numbers are specified in the second column, and the last two columns are for comments. XRAY interprets integer values between 0 and 25 in the second column as slot numbers and larger values as TCP/IP port numbers, and will adapt its connection to the server accordingly. The default TCP/IP port number of RDBC is 2072.

Here is an example chorusos.brd file:

         target-i386   2072  "i386"  "Application debug of target-i386"
         target-ppc    2072  "ppc"   "Application debug of target-ppc"

The entries specify the application debug of actors running on target-i386 and target-ppc respectively, and require that RDBC be running on both machines.

Two or more RDBC servers can be run on the same target to provide you with a separate console for each program being debugged.

See rdbc(1CC) for more information.

Note -

The name and port number specified in chorusos.brd have different meanings: