gdb/2054: can't start X server under gdb

Daniel Jacobowitz
Tue Dec 20 16:38:00 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR gdb/2054; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
To: Adam Jackson <>
Subject: Re: gdb/2054: can't start X server under gdb
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 11:34:00 -0500

 On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 07:26:02PM -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
 > That turned into about 50M of log data.  The truncated version is at:
 > The rt_sigaction at the end repeated forever until i sigkilled strace 
 > (4.5.1).  I never got to the internal-error message from gdb.
 Oh sorry - you have to not use strace -f with gdb, because only one
 process can ptrace a target at a time.  We want a trace of GDB, but not
 of the X server.
 Daniel Jacobowitz
 CodeSourcery, LLC

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