Bug 53672 - libdl.so causes gdb to miss breakpoints
libdl.so causes gdb to miss breakpoints
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdb (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-09-14 12:09 EDT by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 05:34:13 EDT
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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2001-09-14 12:09:08 EDT
LTC 254

Hardware Environment:  x86

Software Environment:  RedHat 7.x (even tried a recent beta 7.2)
works on RedHat 6.x, SuSE, Debian

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  create blah.c:  echo "int main() { return 0; }" >blah.c
2.  compile:  $ gcc -o blah blah.c
3.  $ gdb ./blah
4.  (gdb) break main
5.  (gdb) run
6.  Note that it successfully hits the breakpoint...
7.  (gdb) quit
8.  compile:  $ gcc -o blah blah.c -ldl
9.  repeat steps 3-5
10. Note that the breakpoint is missed, and gdb prints a number of error

Actual Results:  breakpoint at main() is missed, and error messages from

Expected Results:  breakpoint hit (no error messages)

Contact Information:  pacman@us.ibm.com (Paul Clarke)
alternate contact:  smoser@us.ibm.com (Scott Moser)

Additional Information:
We also brought /lib/libdl-2.2.4.so from a Debian and this problem went
The machines on which the failure occured has /lib/libdl-2.2.2.so.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-09-14 12:39:22 EDT
Jakub, this looks glibc related?
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2001-09-17 05:34:08 EDT
Does not look like that very much. It is reproduceable with our libdl-2.2.4.so
Without debugging gdb I cannot say what's going on and why gdb becomes confused.
Certainly it is not clear from gdb strace.
Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-26 12:17:38 EDT
Fixed in gdb-5.0.91rh-1

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