Making MacOS be Friendly with gdb

MacOS has lots of cool security features, by default the OS will only run signed code. Great security has trade offs, tonight I was hit my MacOS restricting permissions. gdb needs to be signed before it will be allowed to debug other program. It manifests like this:

$ gdb -q neat-streamer 
Reading symbols from neat-streamer...done.
(gdb) r
Starting program: /Users/jones/code/neat-streamer/neat-streamer 
Unable to find Mach task port for process-id 13334: (os/kern) protection failure (0x2).
(please check gdb is codesigned - see taskgated(8))

Learning lldb seems like far too much work, this needs fixed. Searching brings up stackoverflow questions, with a pointer to this guide that explains the entire process. In general you need to create a code signing key, sign the gdb binary and then restart the enforcement service taskgated .

The restart commands were a little harder to track down.

Restart taskgated :

sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

There are also start and stop commands, but this didn't work for me. The troubleshooting on the guide was of no help. I even went as far as trying a reboot, but no luck. Maybe I will try figuring out lldb .

If anyone has any idea hows to get this working, I would love some help.