Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 349451
Watchpoints missed after inferior's fork()
Last modified: 2008-07-24 15:56:38 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #237096 +++
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-10-15 11:26 EST --
I guess I found the problem during an unrelated gdb-on-gdb debugging.
The problem is fork()ing of the debugged program.
fork() there disarms the hardware watchpoints (they still appear as active but
they get unset from the hardware registers).
gdb cvs upstream
Fedora8/development binary + source rpm:
.src.rpm there is easily `rpm --rebuild'-able at least on RHEL-5.
Patch posted upstream:
It should (no guarantees can be made) get fixed in RHEL-4.7 and RHEL-5.2.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-10-23 16:21 EST --
Fixed in Rawhide (and F8):
* Fri Oct 19 2007 Jan Kratochvil <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 6.6-37
- Fix hiding unexpected breakpoints on intentional step/next commands.
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