> If we start the system de* dbx or the GNU-de* gdb our
> RISC6000 machines with AIX 3.2 will hang.
> The display shows the flashing 888 and after pressing the yellow
> button the numbers 102, 300, 0c0 are displayed.
> Does somebody have any suggestion how to fix this problem or can somebody
> help us please.
We noticed the same problem after installing 3.2.2 upgrades over a
month ago. We are able to reproduce the problem and have narrowed
it down to using dbx on programs that are NOT stripped and which
were produced via xlc using the -g option. If you strip them,
you can, for example, use dbx to attach to a running module or
a core file (but then what's the use of using dbx?).
We reported this problem long ago to the Austin Support Center
Kernel Group and they asked us to send them a kernel dump. Weeks
have gone by even though IBM responded back saying that it was
definitely a kernel problem and that they had a fix for it. They
called me back and said we would receive a fix in the mail. (That
call was on July 7). I've since called them back since we hadn't
received anything and they indicated it was still being tested and
not ready to be released. They estimated it was still a couple of
weeks from release. I asked them to bump this problem to priority
1 and they didn't say anything promising.