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Bug 597445 - Fix error on C++ application calling exec
Fix error on C++ application calling exec
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdb (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jan Kratochvil
Petr Muller
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Reported: 2010-05-28 20:10 EDT by Jan Kratochvil
Modified: 2016-09-19 22:06 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gdb-7.1-24.el6
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 15:26:41 EST
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Description Jan Kratochvil 2010-05-28 20:10:03 EDT
Description of problem:
C++ (libstdc++ linked) application on system with libstdc++ (=gcc) debuginfo installed calling exec() will stop on error.
This is an Archer branch [next-over-throw] regression.
It has been bugreported by Martin Stransky while debugging Firefox.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
#include <unistd.h>
main ()
  execl ("/bin/true", "true", NULL);
  return 0;
debuginfo-install gcc
g++ -o exec exec.c
gdb -q -ex r ./exec

Actual results:
Cannot access memory at address 0x7ffff764ab60

Expected results:
Program exited normally.

Additional info:

Safe fix.

New testcase: gdb.cp/cxxexec.exp
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-28 20:15:22 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 3 Petr Muller 2010-08-03 10:50:24 EDT
# runtest --tool=gdb gdb.cp/cxxexec.exp
                === gdb Summary ===

# of expected passes            3
Comment 4 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 15:26:41 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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