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Re: cygwin1.dll - debug version (RE: similar crash in mmap for 1.5.3-1)

On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 01:23:56PM +0200, Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:
>> From: []On Behalf
>> Of Christopher Faylor
>> >Idea, to help debug things like the above:
>> >
>> > Alt 1) Make an _unstripped_ cygwin1.dll available in a package named
>> >        "cygwin-DEBUG-dll" or some such. Also make it be
>> "TEST/Exp" forever.
>> > Alt 2) Have an unstripped cygwin1-DEBUG.dll added to the basic package,
>> >        add a simple "cygswapdll" utility.
>> >
>> >Is this a Good or Bad idea?
>> The new version of binutils allows you to strip debug information and put
>> it in a separate file. Then you can provide that file to gdb and use it
>> for debugging.
> Right, now that you mention it I remember seeing it. My ideas ran obsolete
>already in the start ':-> .
>> However, like everything there are two problems 1) lack of tuit cycles and
>> 2) it won't stop people from running gdb on their binaries and reporting
>> that strdup is causing a problem in mmap.  There will still be a "download
>> the debug info" step no matter what.
> Most likely... Some wording regarding "download the debug info" needs to be
>added to "problems.html" - I guess.

That sort of presupposes that someone is interested in walking people through
the debugging of the cygwin DLL.  I know I'm not interested and I haven't
seen anyone else step in when people start asking debugging questions.

I guess the words in problems.html could be extended with a "You're basically
on your own"...

This is not a bad idea, especially since I thought of it myself long ago :-),
like I said, it just requires some time which I don't have right now.


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