dumper does not produce core that gdb recognizes?

Jon Turney jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Sat Jul 9 10:00:29 GMT 2022

On 09/07/2022 01:58, Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] via Cygwin wrote:
>> The latest version of gdb that is not a test version is 11.2. But
>> you are using 9.2.
> I am using the older dumper as well, my working cygwin is not cutting edge.
> $ dumper -V
> dumper (cygwin) 3.2.0
> What I am coming at is that if dumper is not consistent with gdb,
> that does not make any sense.  They should always be consistent at
> any given time, so if the packages (dumper's and gdb's) installed together,
> they would be able to cooperate. 

Ideally, that would be the case.

Unfortunately, for a long time, on x86_64, dumper wasn't working 
correctly, and gdb couldn't read those dumps, and nobody cared enough to 
do anything about it.

This was fixed in gdb-10.1-1 [1] (upstream in gdb 11) and cygwin 3.1.7.

If you choose to use earlier versions on x86_64, it's a known defect 
that it won't work.

[1] https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin-announce/2020-October/009752.html

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