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Remote Debug

Basics

CLion supports remote debug with GDB/gdbserver. That means that having executable running on one machine under gdbserver, you can connect to it with the GDB from CLion from another machine and inspect the code using all the benefits of CLion’s debugger UI: set breakpoints from the IDE, view variable values, evaluate expressions and more.

Since the bundled GDB in CLion is built with multi-arch support, it can be used for remote cross-platform debug in various Linux/Windows/macOS and embedded cases.

Remote targets supported by the bundled GDB

i686-pc-mingw32 i686-w64-mingw32 x86_64-w64-mingw32 i686-linux-gnu x86_64-linux-gnu aarch64-linux-gnu alpha-linux-gnu arm-linux-gnu arm-linux-gnueabi arm-linux-gnueabihf hppa-linux-gnu ia64-linux-gnu m68k-linux-gnu m68k-rtems mips-linux-gnu mipsel-linux-gnu mips64-linux-gnu mips64el-linux-gnu powerpc-linux-gnu powerpc-linux-gnuspe

Remote GDB debug

Before starting the debug session, you need to create a Remote GDB Run/Debug configuration:

Remote Run/Debug Configuration

Launching the remote GDB debug session

  1. Run an executable on target system under gdbserver. For example, you can use the built-in terminal to access the remote host:
    cl remoteTerminal
  2. Then launch the remote Run/Debug configuration in CLion:
    cl remoteDebugWindow
Last modified: 30 May 2018