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

Daniel Jacobowitz
Fri Nov 17 15:38:00 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: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 10:34:44 -0500

 (Next time, please respond to the bug tracking system, not to me
 personally.  Thanks.)
 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) "
 I tried the testcase you sent me, using mpich.  There was no error.
 Could you attach a compiled binary which shows the problem?
 Daniel Jacobowitz

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