new core files

Chris Faylor
Mon May 10 09:53:00 GMT 1999

On Mon, May 10, 1999 at 08:48:38PM +0400, Egor Duda wrote:
>May 8 1999, Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> CF> I should point out that the subject of core dumps was recently raised
> CF> in some gdb discusions.  There seems to be a general consensus that
> CF> for targets, like cygwin, which don't support a native core dump
> CF> format, that the target should use the ELF core dump format.  It seems
> CF> to be the most flexible format for this type of thing.
>I've  tried  to  do it using bfd. It works ok, i've only needed to add
>new  note  section type to store CONTEXT structure and function to bfd
>code  to  pass it to gdb. But it makes cygwin (not cygwin1.dll itself,
>but "core-dumper" tool) dependent on bfd. is it ok?

That should be fine.  I have no problem with making a cygwin tool dependent
on bfd.

I am amazed that you're proceeding so quickly on this!


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