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Re: gdbarch_init called for core files, too?
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- To: thorpej at wasabisystems dot com, Michael Snyder <msnyder at redhat dot com>
- Cc: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 13:07:26 -0400
- Subject: Re: gdbarch_init called for core files, too?
- References: <20020425002919.H26223@dr-evil.shagadelic.org>
> So, I'm seeing alpha_gdbarch_init() called twice if I do:
> gdb foo foo.core
> ...the first time, alpha_abi is correctly set to ALPHA_ABI_NETBSD, but
> the second time it gets ALPHA_ABI_UNKNOWN. This means that the wrong
> target-dependent info is being used while debugging the core file.
> This behavior is ... counter-intuitive. Why is gdbarch_init being called
> for the core file? Should't it be sufficient to initialize it based on
> the program corresponding to the core file?
There may not necessarily be a program corresponding to the core file:
gdb --core core.
> ...or should I make the code that looks for ABI tags in note sections to
> also look for "NetBSD-CORE" notes, too?
Sounds right. I'd check with michael snyder though.