gdb "attach" and sharing thread info between processes

Chris Faylor
Sun May 2 16:12:00 GMT 1999

On Sun, May 02, 1999 at 01:37:52PM -0500, Mumit Khan wrote:
>On Sat, 1 May 1999, Egor Duda wrote:
>> April, 30 1999, Chris Faylor <> wrote:
>> >>I'm   also  planning  to  make  a  patch  to winsup, which would allow
>> >>to  handle exceptions  by  starting  debugger.  i  think  it  would be
>> >>acceptable  substitution  for  core  files  functionality. What do you
>> >>think about usefulness of such patch?
>> CF> It sounds like a good idea as long as it doesn't add too much bloat to the
>> CF> DLL.
>> So, here it goes. It was made against Snapshot-1999/04/10. It's rather
>> gdb-centric, but i don't think any other debugger can handle gcc's
>> debug info anyway.
>This can be quite useful at times; however I find that I'd rather not have 
>it on by default, or in other words, it should be configurable via either
>env variable (my preference) or by a registry entry.

I agree.  We'll also be fielding all sorts of confused comments from
users if this is the default.

How about `set CYGWIN=error_start=/usr/bin/gdb'?


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