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Re: debugging gcc/cc1

On Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at 01:29 PM, Johnny Huynh wrote:
This must have been asked before, but my google and mailing list searches
havent gotten me anything too useful...

I have written an extra pass that is causes a seg fault in my gcc
cross-compiler, but no core file is generated (presumably from the sig
handler) and I don't know how to attach gdb to my cross-compiler.

gcc -v t.c -c gcc -E t.c >t.i

and the mostly likely command under gdb:

run -quiet t.i

Some platforms might have flags you might have to add, -fPIC and the testcase might be dependent upon optimization (-O2), but 90% of testcases run this simply.

I've tried using the output provided by "gcc -v -save-temps ..." and then
invoke cc1 from inside gdb, but thats not immediately working

Then you probably did it wrong. Run with -v again, and see what other flags are being passed to cc1, and pass more of them until you find the one you need.

and its a pain to have to copy and paste huge chunks of text everytime I want to
trace my new changes.

? You're doing something wrong. 90% of the time, in gdb, you just say:


that's one word, no pasting. If you have a program that needs input, you do

run ... <file

to test, and just run thereafter, again, one word.

tips on how to disable the sig handler (to get a core file) or trace my
new changes (preferred) would be appreciated.

On my platform, I see:

$ gcc -c -v
Reading specs from /usr/libexec/gcc/darwin/ppc/3.3/specs
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1490)
/usr/libexec/gcc/darwin/ppc/3.3/cc1plus -quiet -v -D__GNUC__=3 -D__GNUC_MINOR__=3 -D__GNUC_PATCHLEVEL__=0 -D__APPLE_CC__=1490 -D__DYNAMIC__ -D__GNUG__=3 -fPIC -quiet -dumpbase -auxbase t -version -D__private_extern__=extern -o /var/tmp//cccKpmT6.s

technically, I might need to pass all of these, 98% of the time, -fPIC -quiet and the filename is enough.

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