gdb/233: gdb confusingly implies program executes untaken branch

David C. P. LaFrance-Linden
Thu Nov 1 11:28:00 GMT 2001

The following reply was made to PR gdb/233; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "David C. P. LaFrance-Linden" <>
Subject: Re: gdb/233: gdb confusingly implies program executes untaken branch
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 14:19:08 -0500 (EST)

    Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 13:20:25 -0500
    From: Andrew Cagney <>
    Could you please indicate if this problem occures with the current GDB 
    sources.  See
 You are going to have to be more specific.  From
 I clicked [download] which took me to
 whose latest from the release directory took me to
 whose directory listing says
     08/30/93 12:00AM          1,138 gdb-4.10-4.10.pl1.diff.gz
     11/05/95 12:00AM         14,339 gdb-4.15-4.15.1.diff.gz
     04/24/96 12:00AM        464,522 gdb-4.16-testsuite.tar.gz
     04/24/96 12:00AM      5,996,836 gdb-4.16.tar.gz
     04/28/98 12:00AM      8,972,436 gdb-4.17.tar.gz
     04/09/99 12:00AM        881,007 gdb-4.18-testsuite.tar.gz
     04/09/99 12:00AM     11,657,032 gdb-4.18.tar.gz
     05/19/00 12:00AM     12,299,318 gdb-5.0.tar.gz
     02/23/01 12:00AM             12 gdb-xxgdb.README
     08/31/99 12:00AM             52 xxgdb.README
 and the most recent entry for gdb-5.0 is over a year old.  From my
 reports, I'm running 
 	GNU gdb Red Hat Linux 7.x (5.0rh-15) (MI_OUT)
 	This GDB was configured as "ia64-redhat-linux".
 on the IA-64/Linux box I have access to.
 If instead, from
 I chase the [GDB 5] link I get to
 which lists
     The vital stats: 
     -rw-r--r--   1 cagney   gdb       9505342 May 18 23:21 gdb-5.0.tar.bz2
     -rw-r--r--   1 cagney   gdb      12299318 May 18 22:33 gdb-5.0.tar.gz
 which sure looks like the same gdb-5.0.tar.gz as above (the
 date-sans-year is off by one and the file size is exactly the same).
 If instead you want me to download the sources, build it, and try it,
 I'm afraid I've never done that and now is not the time to start.

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