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RE: cygpath hang - using gdb

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 8:37 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: cygpath hang - using gdb
> On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 08:00:21PM +0200, Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:
> >> I will be investigating the problem in every way that anyone can
> >> think of as time permits. No promises though, as usual.
> >> I'll have to learn bits and pieces of cvs and gdb for starters -
> >> I'll do my best.
> >
> >$ MODE=ironic rant
> >
> > "I'll be back" - is this a general salute nowadays? ;-P
> >
> >You're about to see me trying to use gdb for the first time. Say after me
> >please: "YES, WE LOVE IT!" ...  Ahh... I didn't hear you ;-)
> >
> >$ MODE=serious
> >
> >Looking at "sample use" in "info gdb" I see things that looks fairly
> >straight forward and familiar. Now when I try "gdb --pid=<cygpath pid>" -
> >when cygpath has hung - I end up with a situation that I don't recognise
> >from that sample.
> >
> >A couple of "s" commands and the gdb session ends up having no "(gdb)"
> >prompt. I get the impression that cygpath has stopped somewhere
> in a system
> >DLL, and debugging fails in there. Killing cygpath makes the
> prompt return.
> No, you've stepped into the part that is hanging, so gdb is
> waiting patiently
> for it to return.
> cgf

Ok. Got that.
Now; Any ideas how to work further on this?
Set breakpoints at "random" places in cygpath?

I've been persuing a display of source to get a grip on what and where
things are happening, but that seems to be totally over my head at the

Probable cause: I don't know a single thing about Windows nor Cygwin
internals - and I'm seeing nothing but those parts of memory.

/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59?16.37'N, 17?12.60'E
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