Issue with Latest GDB on AIX with GCC-6.12

Nitish Kumar Mishra mishra.nitish.88@gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 08:01:00 GMT 2017


Hi All !

The previous patch file has issues while patching. I mistakenly sent it.
I am attaching the updated one.

Thanks and Regards
Nitish.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Nitish Kumar Mishra
<mishra.nitish.88@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All !
> The proposed patch is tested on AIX-7.2 and Ubuntu-16.04 and it seems
> to be working fine.
>
> Thanks,
> Nitish.
>
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 4:55 PM, Nitish Kumar Mishra
> <mishra.nitish.88@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All !
>>
>> Please find the patch attachment with this mail.
>> Any comments are more than welcome.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Nitish
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Nitish Kumar Mishra
>> <mishra.nitish.88@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi All !
>>>
>>> I have created a bug for this issue. The bug id is: 21187.
>>> I have created a patch for configure file in which new configure
>>> option --enable-staticlib and --disable-staticlib is implemented.
>>> By default the linking of GDB with libstdc++ and libgcc will be static.
>>>
>>> Attching the patch with the mail.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Nitish Kumar Mishra
>>> <mishra.nitish.88@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi David !
>>>>
>>>>>Who built GCC 6.1 for you?  Is this an IBM build or Bull Freeware?
>>>> IBM does not have GCC-6 build yet, and generally Bull's rpm breaks our
>>>> environment. I took it from perzl.org.
>>>> But now I have tested it with Bull's RPM, static linking still not
>>>> working but removing --static-libstdc++ and --static-libgcc
>>>> is working for me as well.
>>>> Now, I will run the testsuite and will paste the result once it's finished.
>>>>
>>>> I disabled the static options manually. I don't see any configure
>>>> option for disabling the static linking. I tried with one configure
>>>> option --disable-libstdcxx, but I dont think it will lead to dynamic
>>>> linking. Anyways, for me, using this option --disable-libstdcxx
>>>> was giving compilation error, saying, "ld soes not support target".
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Nitish
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:49 PM, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:
>>>>>> From: David Edelsohn <dje.gcc@gmail.com>
>>>>>> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:02:35 -0500
>>>>>> Cc: Nitish Kumar Mishra <mishra.nitish.88@gmail.com>, "gdb@sourceware.org" <gdb@sourceware.org>,      Yao Qi <qiyaoltc@gmail.com>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> >> Can we disable -static-libgcc and -static-libstdc++ for AIX?
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > Works for me.  Those are added by the top level configure.  They were
>>>>>> > originally added for gcc, we just inherited it.  Ideally adding
>>>>>> > those would be controllable with a configure option, IMO.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We shouldn't disable static-libgcc and static-libstdc++ for GCC.  And
>>>>>> static would be better.  But linking GDB dynamically could be helpful
>>>>>> as an interim work-around.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please let's not do that on MS-Windows at least.  Dynamically linking
>>>>> against these two libraries has the following 2 adverse effects:
>>>>>
>>>>>   . it requires any site that distributes precompiled Windows binaries
>>>>>     of GDB to also distribute the full humongous tarball of GCC
>>>>>     sources (because libgcc runtime exception doesn't cover dynamic
>>>>>     linking against shared libraries); and
>>>>>
>>>>>   . it opens the gates of the "DLL hell", since there's any number of
>>>>>     libgcc and libstdc++ DLLs from different versions of GCC floating
>>>>>     around on any given Windows system with GNU software, and there's
>>>>>     no practical way to ensure binary compatibility between the one
>>>>>     found first on PATH and a particular version of GDB one wants to
>>>>>     run
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