Subject: Re: 1.4.2: dump taking forever
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2000 09:47:25
> When I get back I'll build dump with -g and I can then attach to it
> with gdb next time it does this. That will be in a few days.
I build -current's dump and it ran last night. As far as I can tell
rcache.c:bread() is in an infinite loop. This file is new since 1.3.x
which may explain the breakage. Sorting out what's going on isn't
helped by gdb saying 'No symbol "toCopy" in current context.' etc.
I can modify the code so that interesting vars are not buried within
narrow contexts where they are hard to access, but is there a reliable
way to stop gcc optimizing them away?