Subject: Re: port-i386/2709: gdb can't access kernel-core-files
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Thomas Graichen <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/21/1996 21:22:46
Andrew Wheadon ( wrote:

: >Number:         2709
: >Category:       port-i386
: >Synopsis:       kernel-core-files aren't recognised by gdb

: (root@wipux5:/var/crash>gdb netbsd.1 netbsd.1.core
: GDB is free software and you are welcome to 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.
: GDB 4.11 (i386-netbsd), Copyright 1993 Free Software Foundation, Inc...
: (no debugging symbols found)...

: "/var/crash/netbsd.1.core" is not a core dump: File format not recognized
: (gdb) quit

i think its the same as in FreeBSD - you should use gdb -k (or maybe kgdb) for
analysing kernel dumps


  thomas graichen

  perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when
      there is no longer anything to take away    antoine de saint-exupery