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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: gdb
Date Thu, 15 May 2003 08:40:22 GMT
On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 07:47:24PM -0400, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> Stas Bekman wrote:
> >FWIW, I use Mandrake 9.0 with updated gdb-5.3, gcc-3.2, glibc-2.3.1, and 
> >it's possible to debug threaded mpms. Make sure that you run as few 
> >threads as possible.
> Some more data:
> I took the plunge with RH 9 today.  If I start worker under gdb with 
> -DONE_PROCESS, I can set breakpoints and hit them at the right time. 
> That's certainly valuable.
> If as root I attempt to attach to an existing worker child process with 
> gdb, I get error after error and have to kill the gdb session from 
> another terminal.

With EPERM errors?  The inability to quit gdb is clearly a gdb bug, but
the EPERM is because the recent kernel ptrace security fix was buggy,
and prevents ptrace()ing any process which has called setuid().  That
affects any MPM, and I think it's being fixed.

> As normal user I can attach to an existing worker child process, but 
> when a breakpoint hits gdb segfaults.

Can you file this in



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