Subject: Re: Bug in i386 execl
To: Brad Spencer <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/21/1996 14:33:16
On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Brad Spencer wrote:

> I started to do that in cpio, but that particular call is contained in
> a forked child and I don't believe debuggers, in general, can follow
> across forks.  I have not been able to revisit this again.

I usually put in a sleep() and then attach gdb to the child after
it forks.

It should also be possible to do this with a wait of some sort,
but I couldn't get that happening and I didn't care to spend much
time on it.

At any rate, this problem may be duplicable outside of cpio. It's
on my to-do list, but unfortunately with my workload what it is at
the moment, that  doesn't mean I'm going to get to it any time
soon. :-(


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