On Sat, 15 Jun 1996, Hades wrote: > I was compiling under a.out... then my linux partition got screwed up, so I > decided to just nuke it and upgrade, using ELF binaries instead. > Well now my mud id crashing on an IOT trap that never happened before, and > that's ok, I could gdb it to find the problem... BUT, gdb says this: [SNIP SNIP] Well, I'm not having the same problems with the mud crashing on places it did not do before using ELF/Linux (the mud ran on a solaris before), this would all be a piece of cake if gdb was functioning propperly, but I'm having arround the same troubles as you. I got someone whispering in my ear that the version og GDB distributed with Slackware 3.0 was broke, and thus looked arround for the source for gdb 4.14 (actually newer oned, but all I did was find v4.14 :).. so I compiled it and all, and still had the same problems... SO, I posted a cry for help on some newsgroups, and I got a nice letter saying that the whole idea was to upgrade faster than lighning *grin*. Now I have: Linux 2.0.0 GDB 4.16 GCC 2.7.2 ld.so 1.8.0 (because thats what gdb v4.16 needs) libc 5.2.18 binutils 2.6.0 or somethign like that.. and... to make you mad about this message, I get the EXACT SAME error message that you do, and I'm totaly pissed :) The core file checks out to be ELF i386, and everything else is ELF, so it's REALLY STRANGE that the debugger can't read it. I mean.. it's like hitting a wall, and trying to remove it by banging your head against it.. *grin* Basically I think it's either a compile time option on the linux kernel, gdb, or simply some kind of bug with ELF cores in the linux kernel, so if anyone here has any sorts of ideas what to do to get some help on this I think both Hades and I would appreciate it.. If anyone out there is able to run gdb on 1.2+ linux kernels, please reply (as thats most probably ELF (+ possible a.out) kernels/systems.. This might help us to resolve the problem... (it's a pain not to be able to use GDB).. Regards, Con. d. -- Rasmus Rønlev DOEK'94 WWW: http://www.econ.cbs.dk/people/raro94ab Student instructor MUD: exiled.mud.circlemud.org 5000 188.8.131.52 5000 Student, B.Sc in Computer Science and Business Administration.
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