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Re: Problem reading corefiles on ARM
Paul Koning <Paul_Koning@dell.com> writes:
> That's sufficient for live debugging but not for corefiles. In that
> case you do want caller-saved registers, because they may contain
> local variable values that don't live in memory at the time of the
> abort call.
In an optimized build you can't expect any local variable to survive,
since it may just be dead before the call, or its value may be
unavailable for any other reason. The use of the noreturn attribute
only adds little to this.
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