Issue with Latest GDB on AIX with GCC-6.12

David Edelsohn
Sun Jan 29 01:11:00 GMT 2017

On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 6:56 PM, David Edelsohn <> wrote:

> If the problem is throwing an exception through a function called via
> pointer, then the solution should be to follow the suggestion in
> comment #8 and add an appropriate incantation of
> -Wl,-bkeepfile:
> to the link step for GDB, something like
> gdb/config/powerpc/
> MH_LDFLAGS = -Wl,-bkeepfile:event-top.o

-bkeepfile for the obvious candidates does not fix the problem.  And
-bexpfull fails to links.

FYI, there is a ramdisk filesystem mounted as /scratch that greatly
speeds up Git checkout and builds, although the underlying filesystem
obviously is transient and should not be used for persistent files.  I
am waiting for an Emacs build without the incorrect dependency.  For
BS/DEL, at worst you can remap it with stty erase ^? .

Note that std::terminate() is called specifically because there was an
unwind failure and no handler was found in in libsupc++
(part of libstdc++).

Is this code trying to propagate an exception through a signal
handler, in which case GCC MD_FALLBACK_FRAME_STATE_FOR needs to be
tweaked to find more AIX kernel signal handler signatures.

- David

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