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Re: Post-mortem debugging and abort

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Post-mortem debugging and abort
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 21:50:52 +0200
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Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> Eli> Sigh.  I concluded a long time ago that it is useless to ask GCC and
> Eli> glibc developers to cater to debugging needs.  At best, you are
> Eli> ignored; but more often you are flamed back into silence.  I'm sorry
> Eli> that you, David, wasted your effort as well on this.
> FWIW on the GCC side there is a renewed awareness of the needs of
> debuggers.  There are a couple competing proposals for better
> debuginfo; they are both being presented at the GCC Summit next week.
> So, I encourage folks to report GCC bugs in this area.  I can't
> guarantee that nobody will be rude -- though this seems to happen less
> often nowadays.

No static debuginfo can help reconstructing a _jump_ history when
several places in the code jump to the same abort call.  Only _call_
histories can be reconstructed with good debug info.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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