Subject: NetBSD-1.5ZC/sparc vs. Xsun[Mono] and gdb
To: NetBSD/sparc Discussion List <port-sparc@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2002 04:53:53
Well if my Xserver problem is in any way related to a kernel bug then
the current kernel only makes it worse, not better.  I didn't even get
all the way logged in (starting xterms xclocks, xloads, etc.) before it
dumped core.  That did happen with a 1.5W kernel once before, but:

Worse it seems the core format has changed between 1.5W and 1.5ZC.  The
version of GDB I've been happily using can no longer grok the core:

GNU gdb 5.1.1
Copyright 2002 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 "sparc-unknown-netbsdelf1.5W"...

warning: "/home/most/woods/Xsun.cores/XsunMono-ssp-1.5ZC-1-borked.core": no core file handler recognizes format, using default

warning: Couldn't find general-purpose registers in core file.

warning: Couldn't find general-purpose registers in core file.

#0  0x00000000 in ?? ()

So I'm back to using 1.5W, sparingly, and waiting for my next crash....

								Greg A. Woods

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