"optimized out" on gdb.base/gdb1090.exp

Yao Qi yao@codesourcery.com
Tue Apr 12 02:21:00 GMT 2011

On 04/12/2011 09:16 AM, Edjunior Barbosa Machado wrote:
> Hi,
> running the testcase gdb.base/gdb1090.exp on ppc64 using gcc 4.3.4,
> noticed an unexpected error in the second test:
> #1  0x00000000100005dc in foo () at
> ../../../gdb.git/gdb/testsuite/gdb.base/gdb1090.c:39^M
> 39        marker (s24);^M
> (gdb) PASS: gdb.base/gdb1090.exp: up from marker
> print s24^M
> $1 = <optimized out>^M
> (gdb) FAIL: gdb.base/gdb1090.exp: print s24
> According to readelf output, s24 uses r9, which is a volatile register.
> However, the content is properly printed when using gcc 4.4.5 (var s24
> goes to r30, which is not volatile on power)
> Just wondering, can we consider this last test as untested (or even
> pass) when print returns "optimized out", since it does not print
> garbage (which was the original issue from gdb/1090)?

If we set breakpoint directly on a certain line of main(), and check the
value of `s24' in main().  Can we get the value of `s24'?  If we can, we
may modify test case a little bit, instead of marking this case as
untested (or even pass).

Yao (齐尧)

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