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GDB 8.3.1 released!
- From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- To: gdb-announce at sourceware dot org, info-gnu at gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:09:54 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: GDB 8.3.1 released!
GDB 8.3.1 released!
Release 8.3.1 of GDB, the GNU Debugger, is now available. GDB is
a source-level debugger for Ada, C, C++, Go, Rust, and many other
languages. GDB can target (i.e., debug programs running on)
more than a dozen different processor architectures, and GDB itself
can run on most popular GNU/Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows variants.
GDB is free (libre) software.
You can download GDB from the GNU FTP server in the directory:
The vital stats:
Size md5sum Name
20MiB 73b6a5d8141672c62bf851cd34c4aa83 gdb-8.3.1.tar.xz
37MiB 3c61672225a6a80875a5eea8cd25e2a0 gdb-8.3.1.tar.gz
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GDB 8.3.1 brings the following fixes and enhancements over GDB 8.3:
* PR c++/20020 (GDB segfault on printing objects)
* PR gdb/24454 (nat/x86-linux-dregs.c failed assertion)
* PR breakpoints/24541 (Incorrect evaluation of systemtap probes due to register being signed and probe expression assuming unsigned)
* PR symtab/24545 (Symbol loading performance regression with cc1)
* PR gdb/24592 (amd64->i386 linux syscall restart problem)
* PR gdb/25009 (terminate called after throwing an instance of 'srchilite::ParserException')
* PR gdb/25010 (Calls to error () can cause SIGTTOU to send gdb to the background)
* PR breakpoints/25011 (Breakpoints on file reloads broken for PIE binaries)
This corrective release also brings the following testsuite fixes and
* PR testsuite/25005 (gdb-caching-proc.exp takes a lot of time on skip_opencl_tests)
* PR testsuite/25016 (Test-case failures for -pie)
GDB 8.3 includes the following changes and enhancements:
* Support for new native configurations (also available as a target
- RISC-V GNU/Linux (riscv*-*-linux*)
- RISC-V FreeBSD (riscv*-*-freebsd*)
* Support for new target configurations:
- CSKY ELF (csky*-*-elf)
- CSKY GNU/Linux (csky*-*-linux)
- NXP S12Z ELF (s12z-*-elf)
- OpenRISC GNU/Linux (or1k*-*-linux*)
* Native Windows debugging is only supported on Windows XP or later.
* The Python API in GDB now requires Python 2.6 or later.
* GDB now supports terminal styling for the CLI and TUI.
Source highlighting is also supported by building GDB with GNU
* Experimental support for compilation and injection of C++ source
code into the inferior (requires GCC 7.1 or higher, built with
* GDB and GDBserver now support IPv6 connections.
* Target description support on RISC-V targets.
* Various enhancements to several commands:
- "frame", "select-frame" and "info frame" commands
- "info functions", "info types", "info variables"
- "info thread"
- "info proc"
- System call alias catchpoint support on FreeBSD
- "target remote" support for Unix Domain sockets.
* Support for displaying all files opened by a process
* DWARF index cache: GDB can now automatically save indices of DWARF
symbols on disk to speed up further loading of the same binaries.
* Various GDB/MI enhancements.
* GDBserver on PowerPC GNU/Linux now supports access to the PPR,
DSCR, TAR, EBB/PMU, and HTM registers.
* Ada task switching support when debugging programs built with
the Ravenscar profile added to aarch64-elf.
* GDB in batch mode now exits with status 1 if the last executed
* Support for building GDB with GCC's Undefined Behavior Sanitizer.
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