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Bug 98850 - set follow-fork-mode appears broken in gdb
set follow-fork-mode appears broken in gdb
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdb (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elena Zannoni
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-07-09 11:29 EDT by maurice dalton
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-26 13:31:42 EDT
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Description maurice dalton 2003-07-09 11:29:09 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
gdb, says in it's info package that it should support
follow forked children.  Though when you set this it has
no effect on how the debugger behaves.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set follow-fork-mode child

Actual Results:  gdb remains attached to parent process.

Expected Results:  gdb attaches to child process.

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Is this option broken in this version of gdb. Or not supported.
Or are we just using this option incorrectly
Comment 1 Andrew Cagney 2003-07-26 13:29:26 EDT
This feature is not currently supported by GNU/Linux.  It will require changes
to the Linux Kernel and those are only now just being integrated.  Watch for
this feature in a future GDB (but not 6.0).

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