Bug 438306 - valgrind --db-attach=yes doesn't work
Summary: valgrind --db-attach=yes doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: valgrind
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-20 10:53 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:13:55 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2008-03-20 10:53:39 UTC
Description of problem:
When trying to run 'valgrind --db-attach=yes ...', I get this behaviour:

==12609== ---- Attach to debugger ? --- [Return/N/n/Y/y/C/c] ---- y
starting debugger

i.e. all that it does is display 'starting debugger', and carry on.  The
debugger is not invoked.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.valgrind --db-attach=yes ...
2.Answer 'y' when prompted.
Actual results:
Debugger not invoked.

Expected results:
Debugger invoked.

Comment 1 Denys Vlasenko 2008-08-22 13:21:30 UTC
Works for me.

# valgrind --version
# rpm -q valgrind
# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Mon Jul 21 01:09:10 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

This post:


suggests that this might be a kernel problem.

Tim, are you still able to reproduce it? What is your kernel etc?
Also, can you attach your test program? I was using this one:

#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
    char tmp;
    if (tmp)
    return 0;

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2008-09-02 15:27:50 UTC
Works in Fedora 9 but not in current Fedora 8:

x86_64 (kvm)

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