Debugging drivers?

Kendall Bennett KendallB at
Fri Oct 29 16:19:01 PDT 2004

Hi All,

Has the situation changed somewhat from the XFree86 days with debugging 
the loadable modules in the server using GDB? I am still stuck on Red Hat 
7.3 to have a working GDB that will debug loadable modules, and I want to 
move my X development box up to Fedora Core 2. Unfortunately I just tried 
my old GDB 6.0 patch under x86 and it crashes as soon as it tries to do 
something with the module (hit a breakpoint or whatever).

Strangely we used this about a month ago for our port to x86-64, and it 
ran fine with GDB 6.0 on x86-64 and Fedora Core 2. 

Is there a better patch for a later GDB that works on x86 versions of 
Fedora Core 2? If not I suppose I can try to debug the current patch and 
then try to port it to GDB 6.2.1.


Kendall Bennett
Chief Executive Officer
SciTech Software, Inc.
Phone: (530) 894 8400

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