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Re: Debugging 64bit x86 programs on Solaris

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> On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 20:27 +0100, Alex Bennee wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is 64 bit debugging on x86 Solaris broken? I've built the latest gdb
> > from CVS but it seems to have real trouble with 64bit programs or
> > reading core files:
> Just found it defaults to compiling a 32 bit app. Maybe the autoconf
> magic should default to 64bit for Solaris/x86?

We cannot do that; there are 32-bit Solaris/x86 systems out there.

That said, in principle it should be possible to support debugging
64-bit executables with a 32-bit GDB on Solaris (which isn't possible
on Linux).  This might need some changes in the code though.


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