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    BareMetal: Allow to manage configurations of HW GDB servers · 165f008d
    Denis Shienkov authored
    The user has only one possibility to setup of the remote GDB server
    when a new device is created (or to modify it for existing device).
    It is possible only in the host/port fields for connection to the
    GDB server. It is a little inconvenient for the user. If the user
    wants to use other configuration of the GDB server, then need every
    time to edit the current configuration.
    Improving this it is introduction a new concept with a new entity
    named as "GDB server provider". Now to the device debugging purpose
    the user can choose any of the GDB provider from the list (by analogy
    with toolchain and so on). Each configuration of GDB provider is
    created by the user manually on the new "GDB Server Provider" options
    page. This can be made before or after creation of device.
    A GDB server provider can work in three startup modes (depends on
    implementation of concrete provider):
    1) NoStartup mode.
    This means that we do not want to startup a provider, we just trying
    to connect to the already started GDB provider server. This mode uses
    the TCP/IP connection with manually specifying of remote host and port.
    2) StartupOnNetwork mode.
    This means that we want to launch of the GDB provider automatically
    before connect to it in process of remote debugging. This mode also
    uses the TCP/IP protocol. In addition to it, a GDB provider can has
    additional options which are contains a paths to provider executable
    file, to configuration files and so on (it is depends on concrete
    provider implementation). This mode (with NoStartup) covers about 90%
    of usecase, and is supported by most set of the GDB server providers.
    3) StartupOnPipe mode.
    This is similar to StartupOnNetwork mode and we also automatically
    starts the GDB server provider before debugging. But in this case is
    used the Pipe mode instead of TCP/IP. Not each of the GDB provider
    can support debugging via pipes.
    This patch has concrete implementations for a following set of the
    GDB server providers:
    * "Default" provider which supports only the NoStartup mode.
    * "Open On-Chip Debugger" (http://openocd.sourceforge.net/)
      provider which supports all modes.
    * "STLinkUtil" (https://github.com/texane/stlink
      provider which supports NoStartup and StartupOnNetwork modes.
    Tested on Windows and Linux with:
    * target HW: ARM Stm32F4Discovery board with HW debugger STLink-v2
    * provider: OpenOCD v0.8.0 (tested on Windows and Linux)
    * provider: STLink-Util (tested on Linux only)
    * toolchain: ARM GCC v4.9.2
    * debugger: GDB v7.8.1 (with Python support)
    * QtCreator with QBS project
    Task-number: QTCREATORBUG-13686
    Change-Id: I59c775d91b0a4227d931188879850c536290e1ba
    Reviewed-by: default avatarLeena Miettinen <riitta-leena.miettinen@theqtcompany.com>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarhjk <hjk@theqtcompany.com>