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Re: cygpath hang - using gdb

On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 08:53:45PM +0200, Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:
>> -----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?

Build a cygwin1.dll with --enable-debugging, install it, build cygpath.exe,
install it.  "set CYGWIN_DEBUG=cygpath" at the command prompt before running
setup.exe.  That will pop up a debugger when cygpath is run before main is


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