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Re: backtrace issues on GDB 5.3

To: Vince Bridgers <>
Subject: Re: backtrace issues on GDB 5.3
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 10:34:42 -0500
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On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 07:26:59AM -0600, Vince Bridgers wrote:
> I'm using GDB 5.3 for mipsel cross-compiled on an x86 box running RedHat
> 7.3. When I try to use the backtrace capability from GDB most of the
> time I do not get a full stack context - I usually just get the function
> I'm in at the time. I'm using GCC 3.2 to compile the kernel,
> cross-compiled the same way. I've tried making sure the
> omit-frame-pointer option and the "no instruction schedule" options are
> on for when we do source level debugging with no joy.  
> Does backtrace work for GCC and GDB cross compiled for mipsel? If so,
> can someone briefly outline the "known good" configuration (GCC/GDB
> versions, + relevant configuration options)?

Not excellently, but definitely better - try the most recent GDB

I have a number of ugly local patches that I hope to clean up for 6.1,
if I have time.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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