GDB broken?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Fri Apr 16 00:57:02 PDT 2004

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 16:54, Philip Paeps wrote:
> On 2004-04-16 14:47:29 (+0930), Daniel O'Connor <doconnor at> 
> > I was helping someone test patches in -current and got a crash dump, but
> > GDB doesn't like reading it..
> I've also seen this happen a few times in the past.
> > [inchoate 14:45] /var/crash >sudo gdb -k /boot/kernel/kernel
> > /var/crash/vmcore.1 GNU gdb 5.2.1 (FreeBSD)
> Did you make that core by calling doadump, or by calling panic in the
> debugger?  I found that GDB will happily eat plain panic cores, but doesn't
> appear to like doadump cores.  I've only tested with two corefiles though,
> so I might be wrong.  Anyone else care to test?

It was doadump..
I had trouble with panic panic'ing and not dumping when I've tried it in the 
past :(

I'll keep it in mind though.

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