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Re: core files in testsuite directory

On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:44:06AM -0700, David Carlton wrote:
> My testsuite directory is littered with core files.  They're from
> annota1, annota3 (the one in gdb.base, not the one in gdb.cp), and
> signals.  The first two tests attempt to remove a file named 'core',
> but the core files are actually named 'core.PID', so they stay around.
> Some questions:
> * I assume that all these tests are generating core files for
>   legitimate reasons?  It's not entirely clear to me why they're being
>   generated, but I don't really understand what signals lead to core
>   files in the first place.
> Assuming that's the case, we should presumably change the core file
> cleanup function (and move it to lib/gdb.exp, for ease of sharing, and
> have signals.exp call it as well).  So:
> * What should the new cleanup function do?  Should it just try to
>   remove core.*?  Or should it be passed the PID of the process in
>   question, and only try to remove core.PID and core?

Check um... corefile.exp?  Which does the former, I believe.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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