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Re: gdb 5.3 bug

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 02:09:30PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 09:11:14PM +0300, Lev Assinovsky wrote:
> > GNU gdb 5.3
> > Copyright 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> > GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
> > welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
> > Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
> > There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
> > This GDB was configured as "i386-pc-solaris2.8"...
> > (gdb) l
> > 
> > Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> > 0x08136671 in finish_block (symbol=0x6e5f5f3a, listhead=0x82241f4, old_blocks=0x3a787863, start=1634562671, 
> >     end=1634562720, objfile=0x8263fe0) at buildsym.c:304
> > 304           struct type *ftype = SYMBOL_TYPE (symbol);
> > (gdb) 
> > 
> > 
> > Any clue what might be the reason of gdb crash?
> OK, the value of "symbol" is obviously wrong.  Could you privately send
> me the binary?  If that's not possible, at least a backtrace would be
> useful...


You're in luck, this has already been fixed.  It appears to be a bug in
the Sun compilers - it outputs end-of-function markers without a
corresponding beginning-of-function marker.  If you get a GDB snapshot
from CVS ( it should handle your program

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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