dumper does not produce core that gdb recognizes?
Fri Jul 8 22:53:08 GMT 2022
On 7/8/2022 6:06 PM, Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] via Cygwin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need to do some deep debugging on Cygwin so I need to produce a core... And it does not work.
> So I reduced the problem to this minimal test case:
> $ cat a.c
> #include <stdlib.h>
> int main()
> $ gcc -Wall -g a.c
> $ echo $CYGWIN
> $ ulimit -a
> core file size (blocks, -c) unlimited
> data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited
> file size (blocks, -f) unlimited
> open files (-n) 3200
> pipe size (512 bytes, -p) 8
> stack size (kbytes, -s) 2036
> cpu time (seconds, -t) unlimited
> max user processes (-u) 256
> virtual memory (kbytes, -v) unlimited
> $ ./a
> *** starting debugger for pid 19934, tid 9332
> $ ls -l a.*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 ANTON None 49 Jul 8 17:40 a.c
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 ANTON None 161487 Jul 8 17:41 a.exe*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 ANTON None 3331640 Jul 8 17:46 a.exe.core
> $ file a.*
> a.c: C source, ASCII text
> a.exe: PE32+ executable (console) x86-64, for MS Windows
> a.exe.core: ELF 64-bit LSB core file, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV)
> BUT: gdb does not want this core file:
> $ gdb ./a.exe a.exe.core
> GNU gdb (GDB) (Cygwin 9.2-1) 9.2
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> Reading symbols from ./a.exe...
> "/home/ANTON/a.exe.core": no core file handler recognizes format
> What I am doing wrong?
Try using a more recent gdb. I just tried your test case with gdb-12.1-1
(available as a test release), and it seemed to work.
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