gdb/2237: "set" command refuses to set a register

Daniel Jacobowitz
Thu Mar 8 18:38:00 GMT 2007

The following reply was made to PR gdb/2237; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
To: Stephen Ma <>
Subject: Re: gdb/2237: "set" command refuses to set a register
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 13:35:42 -0500

 On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 10:31:43AM -0800, Stephen Ma wrote:
 > I doubt it's fixable in the sense of intelligently handling an
 > undecipherable stack.  (Undecipherable, that is, to anything less than
 > a weak AI.)  In this general case, gdb is likely to end up doing the
 > equivalent of dumb_gdb anyway.
 I didn't mean "make it understand the stack".  A stack with only one
 recognizable frame, the current one, is perfectly valid.  The known
 GDB bug is that we don't handle the case of only one frame correctly.
 Daniel Jacobowitz

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