Debugging pthread based apps with gdb

Debugging pthread based apps with gdb

Post by pmuelle » Sun, 28 Mar 1999 04:00:00


i have some problems debugging a multithreaded (pthreads) application
(sigusr1, no breakpoints possible in a thread). Can anyone point me to a
doc that describes how to do this? I found some hints that a patched gdb
is necessary. But i was not able to built it. Is there a pre compiled
binary for i386/glib2 based linux systems available?



1. pthread debugging with gdb

Not sure if I should post this to a more development-related group or
what, but here goes...

I would like to be able to debug a multithreaded app with gdb. I
installed a patch (gdb-4.17.patch) which was supposed to enable gdb to
handle threads (I really don't know jack about the internals here, so
bear with me). I don't know whether or not I need an updated glibc or
not. Basically, I just don't know anything about this issue.

What I would like are binaries for gdb and whatever else I need to get
into a MT app with gdb.


Someone to tell me what I need to do to make the afore mentioned
binaries myself (*ack*).

As far as my development env, I'm using stock RH5.1. I think that's
glibc 2.0.7, egcs 1.0.2, gdb 4.17.


Oh, by the way, gdb ->info threads doesn't present any info on the new
build with the patch.

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