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Re: PATCH: Add __frame_state_for for gcc 3.0.1

On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 09:52:41PM +0200, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 12:30:51PM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:
> > I created a testcase and added some traces in frame-dwarf2.c. It turns
> > out that when a pre-GCC 3.0 program throws an exception inside
> > compiled with gcc 3.0, _Unwind_Find_FDE in
> > 
> > 	f = _Unwind_Find_FDE (pc_target, &bases);
> > 	if (f == 0)
> > 	  return 0;
> > 
> > will return 0. That is _Unwind_Find_FDE cannot find the frame if you
> > have mixed g++ v2 and g++ v3 frames. Do we really want to modify
> > _Unwind_Find_FDE to support such a thing? I think the best we can
> > do may be detect such a condition and issue a fatal error message.
> It IMHO must work (although one cannot mix pre-G++ 3.0 and G++ 3.0 C++
> libraries together, one should be able to mix G++ 3.0 C++ libraries with
> pre-GCC 3.0 C libraries and vice versa, and C libraries can have unwinding
> info). So it needs to be debugged why it cannot find it.

I think it is a doable. Basically, we have to put a complete set of
frame unwind functions in glibc, which supports the mixed v2 and v3
frames. It may take a while. I wish they were in gcc :-(.

BTW, we still needs to resolve the ia64 issue.


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