emacs-X11 crashes under gdb in recent snapshots

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sat Mar 9 23:08:00 GMT 2013

On 3/9/2013 5:02 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 11:34:30AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 01:49:21AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 12:44:26AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Mar 06, 2013 at 04:30:34PM -0500, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>>> Starting with the 20130102 snapshot, I get a SEGV if I run emacs-X11
>>>>> under gdb.
>>>> Thanks for the explicit instructions.
>>>> I can reproduce this.  Investigating.
>>> I see what the problem is but it's too late to fix it now.
>>> So, instead, I will go to bed and obsess and dream about it instead.
>>> I will fix it tomorrow, though.
>> Or not.  RL intervened.  Still checking.  It's trickier to fix than
>> I thought.
> This should be fixed now.  You'll need the new just-released gdb and
> the upcoming snapshot for this to work correctly.

Confirmed.  Thanks.

> Changes in gdb and cygwin1.dll should now allow gdb to recognize
> Cygwin-specific signals.  That's something that I've wanted to do for
> more than ten years.  I startled my wife with my whoop! when gdb
> reported a "SIGTERM" at the correct line in my source code.

Do you have a simple test case that illustrates this new feature?  I'd 
like to startle my wife too.


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