Re: Is GDB broken on ia64?
On Thursday 19 February 2004 01:41 pm, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 14:14:59 -0800, Richard Harke
> >>>>> <email@example.com> said:
> Richard> When I look at the back trace, the first three entries look
> Richard> legit but higher up, the back trace has call sequences that
> Richard> are not possible.
> Older GDB use code-reading to create a backtrace, which can't be
> reliable, especially with newer compilers. The latest GDB will use
> libunwind to build the backtrace. I don't know if any distro has
> picked that up yet, but it's definitely in the CVS tree.
I got the CVS version and was able to get a rational back trace.
This was enough (as it often is for seg faults) to solve the problem.
It was not an ia64 specific problem, however.