Phasing out Dwarf 1?

Michael Elizabeth Chastain mec.gnu@mindspring.com
Wed May 5 05:03:00 GMT 2004


Stan Shebs writes:
> But how is it going to get tested? Experience shows that untested parts
> of GDB bitrot pretty quickly, and without any volunteers to let us know
> when things break and/or fix them when they do, the claim of support
> is just misleading to users.

On this subject, the last time I tried dwarf-1 with the gdb test suite,
I got 46 ERROR, 39 UNRESOLVED, and 3463 FAIL.  This was in February 2003.

  http://sources.redhat.com/ml/gdb-patches/2003-02/msg00293.html

IIRC, the test suite took about nine hours to run, compared to fifteen
minutes for dwarf-2 or stabs+.

I don't know if this is systemic failure in the test suite or
systemic failure in gdb.

Michael C



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