Subject: Re: gdb?
To: Arthur Hoffmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/1994 10:25:55
On Oct 20, 4:44pm, Arthur Hoffmann wrote:
> I was just wondering if someone could tell me which kernel was the
> last that supported gdb.
> I have been waiting for quite some time to be able to use gdb, but now
> exams are coming up and I don't have the time anymore to drive to town
> to debug my programs on the university machines.
I haven't had any problems with gdb on the current kernel. For a while,
I thought I had one system that worked and another that didn't, even though
I was running the same version of the kernel. That "problem" turned out
to be running with a gdb compiled last December. After getting rid of that
old version and running with a newer one, it worked fine.
> What is the problem with it anyway?
I think the problem was that the kernel was enforcing a long-word
alignment on accesses to the registers, but the registers on the m68k
stack frame weren't on the required boundary.
Michael L. Hitch INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Systems and Computing Services
Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA