On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 02:41:31PM -0500, Gerald Champagne wrote:
> I'm trying to use a Wind River VisionProbe debugger with the
> Linux kernel, but I can't get the compiler to generate the symbols
> in the proper format. The debugger works with an old compiler
> that places the symbols in sections called ".stab" and ".stabstr".
> It doesn't work with the newer compiler that places the symbols
> in a section called ".mdebug" (which I think is specific to sgi).
> The version that creates .stab/.stabstr sections is:
> $ /usr/local/sde4/bin/gcc --version egcs-2.90.23 980102 (egcs-1.0.1 release)
> The version that creates .mdebug sections is:
> $ /usr/bin/mips-linux-gcc --version egcs-2.91.66
> Is there a way to specify the output format of the debug symbols? I've
> seen documentation that references a -gstabs option, but that doesn't
> seem to work. Should I be using a different version of the compiler?
> I'm just using the rpm's that were on the sgi site.
I have fixed it in the current binutils and gcc. Those in RedHat 7.1
for mips should be ok. At least, I can use gdb 5.1 on the Linux