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Re: help debugging segfault with alienarena 7.32



On 11/03/2009 12:16 PM, David Malcolm wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 11:45 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> I need to rebuild alienarena for all targets due to a security issue, so
>> I decided to update to 7.32, but unfortunately, the 7.32 build segfaults
>> immediately on Fedora 12 (x86_64), and gdb isn't much help (gdb output
>> is at the bottom).
> 
> FWIW, it looks like the backtrace is within the C++ start-up code that
> runs all non-empty constructors for global C++ variables, which gets
> called before "main" starts for a C++ program.
> 
> Does
>   (gdb) break call_init
> before
>   (gdb) run
> give you a working breakpoint?

It does, but it doesn't seem to be terribly useful in debugging, as it
keeps hitting that breakpoint over and over and over. I admit to being
reasonably clueless with gdb.

~spot


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