MI *stopped versus silent breakpoint

Vladimir Prus vladimir@codesourcery.com
Thu Feb 5 09:25:00 GMT 2009

On Thursday 05 February 2009 11:09:56 teawater wrote:
> Hi Marc,
> I read the source code in infcmd.c:finish_backward.
> This is because function "proceed" will be call twice in
> "finish_backward". Maybe MI output depend some
> observer_notify_target_xxx function. So it output twice.

The *stopped notification is output as result of call to


which is done in infrun.c:normal_stop. I do believe that "silent" breakpoint
should generate *stopped, since otherwise frontend will assume the target is
running. Furthermore, I believe that silent breakpoints, in MI, should behave
identically to ordinary breakpoints -- as it stands, we print *stopped without
frame information.

I don't know why a silent breakpoint is used in implementation of reverse-finish,
nor do I understand why normal_stop is called in the middle of reverse-finish when
stopping on that temporary breakpoint. I think the first fix it to make reverse-finish
not to call normal_stop on that internal breakpoint (just like normal_stop is not
called on solib load breakpoint).

- Volodya

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