gnu/124970: gdb(1): gdb crashes after setting hardware watchpoint

Victor Sudakov sudakov at
Mon Oct 13 06:54:13 UTC 2008

Dorr H. Clark wrote:
> We believe that the problem reported in PR 124970 has been fixed in gdb 6.2.1. 
> The latest port for gdb6 is 6.6.1 in 7.0-Release.  However, 7.0 was distributed 
> with the 6.1.1 release of gdb.  We recommend that the gdb port in the 7.x 
> release series be upgraded to address this issue.  Note that FreeBSD 6.3 
> also has the same version of gdb with the same problem.
> What follows is a detailed discussion of the issue and a patch.
> In addition to patching gdb itself, switching locally to gdb 6.6.1 is
> another workaround for users concerned about this bug.

Thank you for your effort, I will use gdb from the ports collection.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
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