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Re: Gcc options for improving debugging?
On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 01:49:54PM -0400, Paul Koning wrote:
> >>>>> "Alex" == Alex Bennee <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Alex> Is it the inlineing that's causing the variables to get
> Alex> optimised away???
> No. GCC can make variables go away without any inlining. And even if
> a variable isn't optimized away completely, it can become "dead" at
> some point (when it is not needed in the rest of the function). When
> that happens, the register gets reused but GDB doesn't necessarily
> know that. So you can still see the variable but the values it
> appears to have are wrong because that register now contains something
In addition to what Paul said: Alex, you may want to try upgrading to
GDB 6.5. Previous versions had a much more annoying behavior when this
happened, but 6.5 is better about it; from your initial report I guess
you're using something earlier.