[Libreoffice] gdb: catching exceptions...

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Tue Oct 18 03:31:11 PDT 2011

On 18/10/11 12:21, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> On Monday 17 of October 2011, Michael Stahl wrote:
>> since my smoketest failed again today, i've distracted myself a bit with
>> GDB Python scripting, the result of which is a command that can break
>> when an exception is thrown, but only if a certain function (which is
>> given as parameter) is on the stack.
>> seems to work, but it is quite slow: finding the smoketest exception in
>> SfxBaseModel::getTitle takes GDB 4 minutes of CPU time.
>> now probably somebody will tell me that i'm too stupid to RTFM and there
>> is a much simpler way to do this :)
>   Possibly 'help catch' and 'help commands' could make this easier/faster, but
> I have not actually tried it.

my idea at first was to add a breakpoint at function entry with a 
command that enables "catch throw" and another breakpoint at function 
exit that disables.  then i thought about things such as recursion and 
multiple threads, and how the heck do you set a breakpoint at function 
exit, and wrote the brute force stack lookup instead :)

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