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Re: Refuse following the vfork parent if not letting the child run.

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 02:31:38PM +0100, Pedro Alves wrote:
> A patched GDB shows this:
>  (gdb) set detach-on-fork off
>  (gdb) start
>  Temporary breakpoint 1 at 0x4005c0: file ../../../src/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/foll-vfork.c, line 12.
>  Starting program: /home/pedro/gdb/sspaces/build/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/foll-vfork
>  Temporary breakpoint 1, main () at ../../../src/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/foll-vfork.c:12
>  12        pid = vfork ();
>  (gdb) n
>  warning: Can not debug the parent of a vfork in the foreground if not letting
>  the child run until it execs or exits, as it would deadlock the terminal.
>  0x00007ffff789aee4 in vfork () from /lib/
>  (gdb)      

None of your explanation, the patch, or the example output tells me
what GDB is doing instead :-)  IOW, I think a "warning" about the
situation here is strange; something has happened, and we don't say

Is this actually a fork-following error, and we've stopped execution?

Daniel Jacobowitz

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