GDB <MULTIPLE> breakpoints, source lines

Vladimir Prus
Sat Feb 14 10:22:00 GMT 2009

Peter Wainwright wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm the maintainer of DDD.  I have some questions about the intent of
> the gdb <MULTIPLE> breakpoints.
> "info break" returns several lines for each breakpoint, e.g.
> 2.1                         y     0x00007f2e2090c4d4 in
> VoxelBuffer<char>::buffer_type() const
>                                                at ../
> 2.2                         y     0x00007f2e2090c540 in
> VoxelBuffer<unsigned char>::buffer_type() const at ../
> 2.3                         y     0x00007f2e2090c5ac in
> VoxelBuffer<short>::buffer_type() const
>                                                at ../
> The info page on breakpoints mentions 3 use cases: constructors,
> templates, and inlined functions.  In all 3 cases the multiple locations
> are generated from a single source line.  However, the "info break"
> display shows a source file and line number for each location.
> My question is: are there any circumstances in which you can get a
> different source file or line for each location?

There should be none, except that we had a bug report whereby GDB would
create multiple location breakpoint where each location has the same
line number and file basename, but different directories.

I think you better assume the source location is always the same. You might
consider if you actually want to display individual locations at all --
unless the user is in position to do something with address, that information
is of no use.

- Volodya

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