Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160339
GDB fails to correctly report frame information
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:10:05 EST
It is the same as IT 74002. I opened this so that all parties could share the
Problem is ia64_sigtramp_frame_prev_register() has no clue on how to deal with
all the virtual registers. GDB considers the following virtual registers:
- NAT0-127, the NaT bits for GR0-127, because they don't fit the raw register
model. NAT32-NAT127 have to do the rotation thingie.
- P0-P63, predicate registers (I guess virtual because they are one bit and you
extract'em out of PR). P16 to P63 have to do the rotation thingie.
- V32 to V127 are the general purpose registers, but with the rotation stuff
- BOF, calculated from the BSP and CFM registers
Now, if you read ia64_pseudo_registers_read(), it deals properly with all the
pseudo registers--it follows we just have to plug the same code into
ia64_sigtramp..etc...() to make it be able to get the addresses of virtual
So at the end the problem is simply that GDB wasn't reporting the location of
the pseudo registers properly.
The fix is to specify those locations, and it was done in the following way:
- NAT0-NAT31: located at UNAT, so the location of those bits is UNAT's.
- NAT32-NAT127: located at the frame's RNAT [I was unable to test this, but it
- BOF: computed out of BSP and CFM, thus it has no real location--locatrion
declared to be 0.
- VP0-VP63: these bits are all located in the PR register; thus their location
is PR's. Didn't have a chance to test as gcc code doesn't save them in user
Please give the patch a try and a check. I have mostly made up everything
according to the code I've seen in other areas of ia64-tdep.c
(ia64_pseudo_register_read(), for example),
Created attachment 115414 [details]
Created attachment 115447 [details]
Simple patch with a tentative fix for the 'info frame' issue
This is not complete nor verified to be correct;
I need some GDB expert to certify it correct or not.
Applies to gdb 6.3
Customer patch applied as of gdb-184.108.40.206-1.51 A proper fix for sigaltstack has
also been added.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.