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Re: GDB-5 2000-03-03
Mark Kettenis wrote:
> There are two issue's in the generic x86 code that I'd like to
I've added these to the ``Nice to have'' section.
> The current code doesn't run on Linux 2.x (remember the message you
> just sent to Tom):
> The FP control registers contain some really weird numbers since the
> reserved bits aren't masked of. Patch:
> Signal tramplines aren't recognized. Patch:
> Programs run under GDB have SIGCHLD masked. No patch yet.
Added to ``nice to have''. Can be worked around.
> This seems to happen on Solaris too.
> This has been fixed:
Yes, I noticed that. That's why I moved it to old problems :-)
> The testsuite runs OK, but contains a very limited number of tests. I
> recently discovered that the thread_db code doesn't handle threads
> that exit. See the following URL for more info:
> I would consider this a pretty critical bug.
I've added it (I can't comment on the seriousness of the specific bug).
More serious is the lack of proper testing of the thread code. I'd
rather see effort put into improving the testsuite ready for 5.1 than
fixing bugs in 5.0.
> Of course there is the issue of "which alpha release of glibc 2.1.3?".
> Personally I (kingdon) am most worried about the one in Red Hat Linux
> There is an official glibc 2.1.3 release now.