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

Clement Chu
Fri Nov 24 13:08:00 GMT 2006

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

From: Clement Chu <>
To: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Re: gdb/2188: gdb 6.5 -- internal error with "-var-update *" command
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 23:58:21 +1100

 Hi Daniel,
     I forgot to mention that I am using openmpi version 1.0.2.   Thanks.
 Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
 > (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?

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