gdbarch_skip_solib_resolver question

Michael Eager
Tue Jan 10 20:09:00 GMT 2012

I noticed that gdbarch_skip_solib_resolver() invokes
glibc_skip_solib_resolver() on x86, mips, and sh to identify
that gdb is stepping into _dl_runtime_resolve.

On PowerPC, gdbarch_skip_solib_resolver() always returns a zero.

I don't see any problem with gdb stopping in _dl_runtime_resolve
or not stepping over the routine.

So, what does this mean?  Is calling glibc_skip_solib_resolver()
optional?  Or is the handle_inferior_event() code so convoluted
or intelligent that it works even when pieces are missing?

Michael Eager
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