Subject: port-arm/23052: gdb testsuite crashes ARM kernels
To: None <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/04/2003 11:03:04
>Number:         23052
>Category:       port-arm
>Synopsis:       gdb testsuite crashes ARM kernels
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-arm-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Oct 04 10:04:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Richard Earnshaw
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZC	(as of sept 25th 2003)
System: NetBSD 1.6ZC NetBSD 1.6ZC (SHARK1) #7: Sat Sep 27 15:13:42 BST 2003 shark
Architecture: arm
Machine: shark
	Running the testsuite for GDB crashes the kernel.  Trying to get into 
	ddb caused the console screen to fill with
		"Illegal instruction in kernel"

	This also happens on a cats machine, so I suspect its tickling a
	generic ARM kernel bug.

	Check out the gdb+dejagnu from
	Configure and build (no need to install) the debugger.
	Run the testsuite (gmake check-gdb).