gdb/2188: gdb 6.5 -- internal error with "-var-update *" command

Daniel Jacobowitz
Fri Oct 20 03:58:00 GMT 2006

The following reply was made to PR gdb/2188; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Re: gdb/2188: gdb 6.5 -- internal error with "-var-update *" command
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 23:49:55 -0400

 On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 03:13:18AM -0000, wrote:
 > I start gdb with using MI interface.  If the program contains some argument variables, gdb will be killed after a few steps and call "-var-update *" command.  There is an error message from gdb as below:
 > -var-update *
 > ~"varobj.c:1471: internal-error: my_value_equal: Assertion `!value_lazy (val1)' failed.\n"
 > ~"A problem internal to GDB has been detected,\n"
 > ~"further debugging may prove unreliable.\n"
 > ~"Quit this debugging session? (y or n) "
 This is not enough information for us to reproduce your problem.  Does
 it always reproduce with a certain program?  A certain series of
 commands?  What is your environment?
 Daniel Jacobowitz

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