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Re: Limited success with 3.0 branch on AIX


On May 2, 11:24pm, Zack Weinberg wrote:

> > 	I do not see anything in the AIX equivalent to N_OPT -- no comment
> > storage class.  Would using N_GSYM (AIX's C_GSYM) be appropriate?  It
> > seems to be a stab for which only the name is significant, not the value,
> > which matches the use of gcc2_compiled.
> 
> The question is whether gdb on AIX will notice the marker in a C_GSYM
> .stabx directive; also whether the native debugger will choke on it.
> I've cc:ed the gdb folks for comment.  Leaving your patch quoted so
> they can look at it.

David asked about this on the GDB list recently.  I see nothing wrong
with David's approach, though GDB will require a minor modification to
recognize "gcc2_compiled." as an N_GSYM.

See:

    http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb/2001-05/msg00015.html
    http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb/2001-05/msg00019.html
    http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb/2001-05/msg00020.html
    http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb/2001-05/msg00027.html
    http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb/2001-05/msg00028.html
    http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb/2001-05/msg00030.html
    http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb/2001-05/msg00033.html

I will note, however, that neither of GDB's symtabs maintainers
have weighed in on this issue yet.

Kevin


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