The newest gdb 8.3 crash on OpenBSD

Nan Xiao
Wed Jan 29 05:44:00 GMT 2020

Hi gdb community,

Greeting from me!

I am building the newest gdb 8.3 on OpenBSD 6.6 server (Virtual
machine, amd64). The build is OK, but the gdb will crash when I tried
to use it to debug program:

(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
#1  0x00000ec41fa1c506 in x86_dr_stopped_data_address
(state=0xec6da0e4010, addr_p=0x7f7ffffbde70) at
#2  0x00000ec41fa1c7a3 in x86_dr_stopped_by_watchpoint
(state=0xec6da0e4010) at ../../gdb/nat/x86-dregs.c:650
#3  0x00000ec41f82ae47 in
(this=0xec6da0e4010) at ../../gdb/x86-nat.h:100
#4  0x00000ec41f84ff71 in watchpoints_triggered (ws=<optimized out>)
at ../../gdb/breakpoint.c:4727
#5  0x00000ec41f9ccb70 in handle_signal_stop (ecs=0x7f7ffffbe2f0) at
#6  0x00000ec41f9c1eeb in handle_inferior_event (ecs=0x7f7ffffbe2f0)
at ../../gdb/infrun.c:5178
#7  0x00000ec41f9c329b in fetch_inferior_event (client_data=<optimized
out>) at ../../gdb/infrun.c:3753
#8  0x00000ec41f95ce59 in gdb_do_one_event () at ../../gdb/event-loop.c:1064
#9  0x00000ec41f95d42d in start_event_loop () at ../../gdb/event-loop.c:371
#10 0x00000ec41f9f3392 in captured_command_loop () at ../../gdb/main.c:331
#11 0x00000ec41f9f2e13 in captured_main (data=<optimized out>) at
#12 gdb_main (args=<optimized out>) at ../../gdb/main.c:1198
#13 0x00000ec41f7fc378 in main (argc=<optimized out>,
argv=0x7f7ffffbde70) at ../../gdb/gdb.c:32
(gdb) frame 1
#1  0x00000ec41fa1c506 in x86_dr_stopped_data_address
(state=0xec6da0e4010, addr_p=0x7f7ffffbde70) at
608   status = x86_dr_low_get_status ();

I tried to step-in debug it, and found it seems to access an invalid
function address:

(top-gdb) display /i $pc
1: x/i $pc
=> 0x76de4af4f5 <x86_dr_stopped_data_address(x86_debug_reg_state*,
unsigned long*)+37>:
    mov    0x394874(%rip),%r12        # 0x76de843d70
(top-gdb) ni
0x00000076de4af4fc 608   status = x86_dr_low_get_status ();
1: x/i $pc
=> 0x76de4af4fc <x86_dr_stopped_data_address(x86_debug_reg_state*,
unsigned long*)+44>: mov    0x18(%r12),%r11
0x00000076de4af501 608   status = x86_dr_low_get_status ();
1: x/i $pc
=> 0x76de4af501 <x86_dr_stopped_data_address(x86_debug_reg_state*,
unsigned long*)+49>: callq  0x76de28f150 <__llvm_retpoline_r11>

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
1: x/i $pc
=> 0x0: <error: Cannot access memory at address 0x0>

I checked the source code, but can't figure out the reasons. Anyone
can give some clues? Thanks very much in advance!

Best Regards
Nan Xiao

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