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Re: eCos GNU tools 4.6.2-20120125 ready for testing

On Sun, 4 Mar 2012, Alex Schuilenburg wrote:

> On 04/03/2012 19:37, John Dallaway wrote:
> > Hi Alex
> >
> > Alex Schuilenburg wrote:


> >> There is only one issue uncovered so far, and that is the backtrace
> >> of gdb 7.3 is unreliable.  It occasionally can end up in an
> >> infinite loop, while our own 7.2 gdb for eCosPro works just fine in
> >> exactly the same tests (i.e. built with gcc 4.6.2).  However, I
> >> guess users could add a "set backtracelimit=100" and that should
> >> catch this issue.
> > That is useful info, thank you. Could you provide examples of the
> > infinite backtrace please? We need to understand which of the
> > backtrace backstops is missing or ineffective.
> kexcept1 and except1 backtrace fail in every perm with 7.3 gdb.

I confirm it (I got the same for ARM7 target), it seems to me this is
old story

But, if GDB 7.2 (I hope it was not patched a lot :-) manages that
properly, I would stick on GDB 7.2 (I will test it).

Thank you for your information!


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