[OE-core] gdb 7.4 and libexpat
obi at opendreambox.org
Wed Mar 14 02:49:19 CET 2012
in our rootfs, when debugging remotely with gdbserver on mips32el, gdb
7.4 fails to find symbol names for use in backtraces. gdb 7.3.1 works
well. One of my colleagues ran git bisect and discovered the culprit:
gdb git revision 22d678fdfdfc56ec75555f8f44ae5f0c4fc97e9a
We haven't found out why this patch breaks symbol lookup. However, we
found three options to fix backtraces with version 7.4:
1.) Revert the changeset, possibly without understanding it fully.
2.) Enable expat in gdb, dragging libexpat into the image.
3.) Disable expat in gdb-cross, possibly losing functionality.
It seems that if one side is compiled with expat and the other is not,
then gdb and gdbserver now have problems communicating with each other.
Which way would you prefer?
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