[RFA]: issue warnings for frame offenses

Jeff Johnston jjohnstn@redhat.com
Tue Oct 26 21:22:00 GMT 2004


The attached patch changes a few backtrace termination scenarios in frame.c to 
issue a warning and terminate the backtrace rather than use the error() 
function.  The change is being made to help out end-users that use macros with 
backtraces in them.  At present, there a number of platforms where backtraces 
through assembler code (e.g. glibc thread creation) cause backtraces to get 
somewhat lost.  When the frame code issues the error, any macro issuing the 
backtrace is terminated.  If an end-user is applying such a macro to all 
threads, it ends prematurely for no good reason.  With the change, the message 
is still issued and the backtrace is stopped.

Ok to commit?

2004-10-26  Jeff Johnston  <jjohnstn@redhat.com>

         * frame.c (get_prev_frame_1): Change inner frame and equivalent
         frame tests to issue a warning rather than an error.
         (get_prev_frame): When backtrace limit is exceeded, terminate
         with a warning rather than an error.

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