I run gdbserver gdbserver --attach :<port> <pid> and then connect with gdb-multiarch

The problem is that until I connect with gdb-multiarch and run c the process is stop.

Can I continue the process after I attach with gdbserver inside hte machine that run gdbserver ?

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The main built-in way I see to do this is to use gdbserver --multi without attaching to a process at that time. Then, you connect with target extended-remote in gdb, and then run the attach <pid> in gdb.

You could also instead use a wrapper on the debugee to not start gdbserver until a connection is made:

$ socat tcp-l:<port>,reuseaddr,fork exec:"gdbserver --once --attach <pid>"

Statically compiled builds of socat can be made by you or often found online.

  • , I looking for a way into server machine ,not into client machine. I just don't want that process will wait until gdb-multiarch will connet
    – func
    Jan 22, 2021 at 9:08
  • Ok, edited and gave two options. Jan 22, 2021 at 12:17

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