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Re: [PATCH] btrace: diagnose "record btrace pt" without libipt
- From: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- To: Markus Metzger <markus dot t dot metzger at intel dot com>
- Cc: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:35:45 +0000
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] btrace: diagnose "record btrace pt" without libipt
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <1448011026-4192-1-git-send-email-markus dot t dot metzger at intel dot com>
On 11/20/2015 09:17 AM, Markus Metzger wrote:
> If GDB has been configured without libipt support, i.e. HAVE_LIBIPT is
> undefined, and is running on a system that supports Intel(R) Processor Trace,
> GDB will run into an internal error when trying to decode the trace.
> (gdb) record btrace
> (gdb) s
> usage (name=0x7fffffffe954 "fib-64")
> at src/fib.c:12
> 12 fprintf(stderr, "usage: %s <num>\n", name);
> (gdb) info record
> Active record target: record-btrace
> Recording format: Intel(R) Processor Trace.
> Buffer size: 16kB.
> gdb/btrace.c:971: internal-error: Unexpected branch trace format.
> A problem internal to GDB has been detected,
> further debugging may prove unreliable.
> Quit this debugging session? (y or n)
> This requires a system with Linux kernel 4.1 or later running on a 5th
> Generation Intel Core processor or later.
> When trying to enable branch tracing, in addition to checking the target
> support for the requested branch tracing format, also check whether GDB
> supports. it.
BTW, this made me wonder what happens if you're remote debugging with
gdbserver, and then:
#1 - enable btrace pt
#2 - disconnect with "disconnect"
#3 - restart gdb
#4 - reconnect to gdbserver
- Does gdb sync the "btrace-enabled" state with the server? Or does it get out
of sync and confused?
- What if btrace pt was enabled on the inferior, and the gdb that reconnects
in #4 above is compiled _without_ libipt? Will "info record" still crash?