Debug code in data section in gdb

Andreas Schwab
Tue Jun 22 20:43:00 GMT 2004

Tao Zhang <> writes:

> Hi, Michael
> I tried that many times, it doesn't work for me. I even played some trick
> so that the code buffer is actually placed in code section now. It still
> doesn't work. I am very confused. The breakpoints work just fine for other
> code.

Please define "doesn't work".  What are the symptoms?

> So break *0x12344657 should work?

Yes.  GDB does not distinguish between "code" and "data" section when
placing a breakpoint, it's all just memory.


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