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Thanks! Where can I go to get info on how to debug an app using gdb?
Below is the output of a bt.
# more /tmp/gdb
GNU gdb 6.3
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welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
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This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu"...Using host
libthread_db library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
Starting program: /bin/pulseaudio
Program received signal SIGFPE, Arithmetic exception.
0xb7f677ae in ?? ()
#0 0xb7f677ae in ?? ()
#1 0xb7b739f8 in ?? ()
#2 0xbfc06830 in ?? ()
#3 0xbfc06a70 in ?? ()
#4 0xb7f69cef in ?? ()
#5 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#1512 0x6c75702f in ?? ()
#1513 0x75616573 in ?? ()
#1514 0x006f6964 in ?? ()
#1515 0x00000000 in ?? ()
On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:05 PM, Ramana Radhakrishnan
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 4:38 AM, Stefan Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I'm trying to compile a package of pulseaudio for thinstation. I've
>> done that and it's apparently successful because there were no errors
>> during compile.
>> I boot up thinstation and try to run pulseaudio and I get this
>> horribly worthless message: "Floating point exception"
>> That's it! All by itself! How can I proceed to solve the problem?
>> Is it in pulseaudio? Is it in one of the other libraries that I had
>> to compile? All compiling was done within the RUNME chroot
>> environment provided by thinstation_src.
>> Do you think thinstation or pulseaudio groups may be able to help, or
>> am I going to have to debug the problem myself? If the latter, *any*
>> suggestions would be most welcome!!
>> # /bin/pulseaudio
>> Floating point exception
>> # ldd /bin/pulseaudio
>> linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
>> libpulsecore.so.8 => /lib/libpulsecore.so.8 (0xb7ed6000)
>> libltdl.so.3 => /lib/libltdl.so.3 (0xb7ece000)
>> libsamplerate.so.0 => /lib/libsamplerate.so.0 (0xb7d65000)
>> libspeex.so.1 => /lib/libspeex.so.1 (0xb7d52000)
>> libspeexdsp.so.1 => /lib/libspeexdsp.so.1 (0xb7d44000)
>> libsndfile.so.1 => /lib/libsndfile.so.1 (0xb7bb5000)
>> liboil-0.3.so.0 => /lib/liboil-0.3.so.0 (0xb7b57000)
>> libgdbm.so.3 => /lib/libgdbm.so.3 (0xb7b51000)
>> librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0xb7b3e000)
>> libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb7b3a000)
>> libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xb7b19000)
>> libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0xb7b08000)
>> libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb7a18000)
>> /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7f44000)
>> # gdb /bin/pulseaudio
>> GNU gdb 6.3
>> Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>> GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
>> welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
>> Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
>> There is absolutely no warranty for GDB. Type "show warranty" for details.
>> This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu"...Using host
>> libthread_db library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
>> (gdb) r
>> Starting program: /bin/pulseaudio
>> Program received signal SIGFPE, Arithmetic exception.
>> 0xb7f157ae in ?? ()
> Try doing a backtrace (bt) at this point and look at where the
> exception was caused in source if you have a debug build on.. If you
> want to talk about pulseaudio code then you should go to those lists.
> This list is for discussions about gdb and its internals.