Is this a gcc, gdb or readelf bug?

H. J. Lu
Wed Dec 22 18:42:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 11:16:13AM +0000, Nick Clifton wrote:
> Hi H. J.
> >I can't debug gcc 4.0 with gdb:
> >
> >
> Note - I have just committed a patch to readelf to make its output 
> slightly more helpful when it encounters problems like this.

I believe there is a readelf bug:

> The 19124 bug is definitely a GCC problem - readelf is just reporting 
> the facts, and as Andrew Pinkski has reported if you compile with 
> -fno-var-tracking the problem goes away.
> >When I used idb, I got
> >
> >(idb) stop in tls_symbolic_operand
> >
> >Info: Optimized variables show as <no value> when no location is
> >allocated.
> >[#1: stop in int tls_symbolic_operand(rtx, enum machine_mode)]
> >(idb) r
> >
> >Is that a gdb/readelf or gcc bug?
> GDB not being able to debug GCC is a GDB problem.  (Or possibly a 
> problem of the compiler than was used to compile the GCC being 
> debugged).  Either way I am pretty sure that readelf is blameless in 
> this situation.

I think gcc may be correct and gdb just can't handle location list


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