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Re: Q: %Stop && gdb crash
On 08/03, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:24:34 +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > >
> > > So I assumed it is always safe to resend the notification unless gdb already
> > > sent vStopped. Since it is not clear to me when it makes sense to resend it,
> > > currently gdbstub does re-send every time /proc/ugdb reports the new event
> > > (T00 in this case). I agree this is not optimal, but this looks correct to me.
> > I'll change gdbstub to never resend the notification to avoid the problem.
> Yes, I has been now just writing you such reply.
Sure, will do.
> > But probably gdb should be fixed anyway.
> There are so many serious bugs in GDB affecting regular GDB usage...
OK, so I assume that the current behaviour of gdbstub is correct, even
> > To avoid the unnecessary details, consider the oversimplified example,
> > $ sleep 10000&
> >  2923
> > $ cat > SLEEP
> > set target-async on
> > set non-stop
> > target extended-remote :2000
> > file /bin/sleep
> > attach 2923
> > info registers
> > detach
> > ^D
> > $ gdb <SLEEP
> > GNU gdb (GDB) 7.1
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> > (gdb) (gdb) (gdb) Remote debugging using :2000
> > (gdb) Reading symbols from /bin/sleep...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
> > (gdb) Attached to process 2923
> > [New Thread 2923.2923]
> > Target is executing.
> > (gdb) Detached from remote process 2923.
> > (gdb) quit
> > And yes, gdb ignores %Stop and just detaches. But this is because
> > of another issue (which looks like a minor gdb bug to me), note the
> > "Target is executing."
> > above. This is the reply to "info registers". Why? OK, yes, it is
> > executing.
> > Then send vCont:t ? "attach PID" means attach and stop it, no?
> But it is not yet stopped that time.
Well. And how can I stop it?
Once again, this all works in CLI mode. And this looks very natural
(gdb) attach PID
(gdb) info registers
As a newbie user of gdb, I expected it is gdb who should take care
and stop the tracee after "attach". And please remember, "interrupt"
OK, please ignore. Now that I know I can't trust 'gdb < BATCH' I do
not use this.
> > Can't resist, I spent a lot of time trying to understand what is wrong.
> Nothing, you should wait till GDB reports the inferior has stopped.
Yes, yes, now I understand this. Once again, I was greatly confused
because I didn't know that CLI mode makes the difference. Even if I
enter the commands via copy-and-paste, gdb always "completes" this
attach before it reacts to "info registers".
And there were other issues which I didn't understand when I tried
to solve this problem...
> It is
> easy/normal in the GDB testsuite
Hmm. How? probably the tests in testsuite wait for something which
looks like "[Thread 5683.5683] #1 stopped." from gdb?
> > I tried to achieve the same results with /proc/ugdb doing
> > "$ gdb < BATCH_FILE" with the same commands.
> Maybe you can write a new *.exp testcase for such testing.
I guess you want me to learn /usr/bin/expect ;)