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Re: PATCH: Re: [RFHelp] Linux, threads, and regsets in thread_db
On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 08:55:08AM -0800, H . J . Lu wrote:
> In my case, gdb in thread mode will cal "fetch_register" in infptrace.c.
> Since nothing is running, I got
> reading register sp (#29): No such process.
> I don't know why it works for you.
OK, I misunderstood what you meant by "after the process has run". I
see the problem. I'll send another patch that I think is more accurate
later today, once I test it a bit.
> > > Another problem is when I set a break point in a thread function, only
> > > the first thread stops. I got
> > >
> > > (gdb) b process
> > > Breakpoint 1 at 0x400a38: file Examples/ex1.c, line 14.
> > > (gdb) r
> > > Starting program: /export/build/gnu/glibc/build-mipsel-linux/linuxthreads/ex1
> > > [New Thread 1024 (LWP 26552)]
> > > [New Thread 2049 (LWP 26569)]
> > > [New Thread 1026 (LWP 26570)]
> > > [Switching to Thread 1026 (LWP 26570)]
> > >
> > > Breakpoint 1, process (arg=0x1000) at Examples/ex1.c:14
> > > 14 fprintf (stderr, "Starting process %s\n", (char *) arg);
> > > ...
> > > Program received signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
> > > [Switching to Thread 1024 (LWP 26552)]
> > > 0x2ab8de24 in __syscall_rt_sigsuspend () at soinit.c:56
> > > 56 soinit.c: No such file or directory.
> > >
> > > But it may be a kernel bug.
> > Something is suspicious here. The process in sigsuspend should have
> > been stopped with SIGSTOP, not SIGTRAP... is this an example program
> > from glibc?
> Yes, linuxthreads/ex1 from glibc.
OK, I can reproduce this too. This has something to do with
mishandling thread exit.
> > > 2001-11-14 H.J. Lu (email@example.com)
> > >
> > > * mips-tdep.c (heuristic_proc_desc): Read register only when
> > > target is running.
> > I can't see why this changes behavior in the way you're seeing. I'm
> Why do you think that? Why does anyone want to read a register when
> nothing is running?
We never want to read that register from after_prologue; the current
stack pointer is not relevant.
Daniel Jacobowitz Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer