Subject: Re: One of those mysteries...
To: Lucio De Re <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/26/2000 09:12:59
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Lucio De Re wrote:
> What it is that GDB does to fix the problem, I can't imagine, even
> remotely. Something that merely executing the program as root, myself
> or "admin" (a role account for backup purposes) certainly does not.
> I would dearly like some help on this score, I can't feel exactly
> comfortable knowing that my backup procedures are at the mercy of some
> gremlin that only GDB seems to be able to exorcise.
So to clarify - it fails outside of gdb, even if run repeatedly,
but running once under gdb 'fixes' it until reboot.
Some tests - what happens if:
Run it under gdb directly after reboot, then normally.
Run from a r/w mounted filesystem.
Copy it locally then run from the remote server.
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