GDB support for thread-local storage

James Cownie
Tue Jun 25 08:53:00 GMT 2002

> > So, ask the thread library folks to provide a suitable versioning
> > symbol. As you rightly point out trying to guess the version is
> > unlikely to succeed !
> Anything that requires changes to the library isn't really viable; too
> many libraries already exist.

But that seems like an argument for packing up and going for a beer
which could be applied to _any_ improvement in anything associated
with libc :-)

The exact same argument could have been employed against introducing
libthread_db itself in the first place !

Surely one has to move forwards.

Adding a suitable version symbol can only help, it can't break
anything. If it's there the debugger can use it. If not you can keep
doing what you already do, and it seems you really need it even for
the normal native cases.

-- Jim 

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