gdb/2031: gdb - aborting - bfd_cache_lookup_worker

Daniel Jacobowitz
Thu Nov 10 03:38:00 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR gdb/2031; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Re: gdb/2031: gdb - aborting - bfd_cache_lookup_worker
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 22:29:53 -0500

 On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 03:21:27AM -0000, wrote:
 > $:~/core$ gdb -c core.16015 
 > GNU gdb 6.3-debian
 > Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 > GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
 > welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
 > Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
 > There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
 > This GDB was configured as "i386-linux".
 > Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/".
 > (no debugging symbols found)
 > Core was generated by 'xxxx'.
 > Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
 > BFD: BFD 2.15.93 20041018 internal error, aborting at /nevyn/local/gdb/gdb-6.3/bfd/cache.c line 495 in bfd_cache_lookup_worker
 > BFD: Please report this bug.
 > ----------------------------------------
 > this happens when i gdb a core file , size about 3.5G.
 > The only reason i thought is file size problem, right ?
 Could you try a CVS HEAD snapshot?  I checked in a fix for this
 problem, about a week ago.
 Daniel Jacobowitz
 CodeSourcery, LLC

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