GDB doesn't show the correct line

Daniel Jacobowitz
Mon Jun 21 19:41:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 08:15:10PM +0200, Otto Wyss wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > 
> > > I can only speculate that it's because of one of the standard headers
> > > which are unique to this program. But they are from an ordinary
> > > Debian/sarge system. How can I detect further where the offset is introduced?
> > 
> > The only things that I can recommend:
> >   - Look at the preprocessor output (gcc -E).  See if there are missing
> >     #line directives (usually just "# <num>" in preprocessor output).
> >     The syntax of these things is really hard to read.
> >   - Look at the debug info with readelf -wl and compare it to the
> >     object code.
> > 
> Not a very nice prospect, I guess I won't be able to detect anything
> useful within resonable time :-(
> > It sounds like it is more likely to be a problem with GCC's output than
> > GDB's parsing.
> > 
> I just inserted a syntax error in my source, at least GCC reports the
> correct line number.
> Can't this line number problem somehow detected within GDB? Sorry if I
> ask this as someone without knowing any internals but IMO this would be
> the best solution. My app is now working so I'm not in a hurry but a
> good debugger is _essential_  for any development.

Not without knowing what the problem _is_ - which we don't until
someone does the analysis I described above.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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