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Re: How to set breakpoints before mainCRTStartup?
- From: Steve Coleman <Steve dot Coleman at jhuapl dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 10:15:38 -0500
- Subject: Re: How to set breakpoints before mainCRTStartup?
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Dalibor Topic wrote:
Dalibor Topic wrote:<snip>
in my attempts to fix an ugly bug in kaffe on Cygwin, the bug I'm
trying to squish turned out to be triggered by something that happens
*before* main is called.
Try running gdb with the "-command=<file name>" option and put a line in
it like "br myfunc". I have not tried this with cygwin gdb but it works
for me on several other OS's i use.
Since I'd like to know what modifes that opcode, I hope to be able to
set a breakpoint in gdb on the code that is executed before main in
Any idea how to do that, i.e. where to put the breakpoint? Are there
some docs on what happends before main() on cygwin that I could look
up for reference while trying to hunt down this bug?
It turns out that the bug happens even before mainCRTStartup.
Has anyone seen something like that before?
I have seen something like this before. If it is a C++ app then it may
be a constructor in a statically or golbally declared object instance.
The compiler should generate code to call all the global object
constructors for initializing these objects *before* calling main().
Hope this helps.
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