Re: Coredump question

From: Ole Gjerde (
Date: 04/19/96

On Fri, 19 Apr 1996, Sean P. Mountcastle wrote:

> 	If using Linux 1.2.13 besure to add this to you makefile under 
> cflags: 
> 	-ggdb -m486
> 	This appears to have solved the problem.  But, for those of you 
> who are Linux gurus, why does this only happen in this particular version 
> of Linux?

Hmm.. It shouldn't be needed.  I've used both Slackware 2.3 and 3.0, both 
upgraded to 1.2.13, and I have (had, I'm using 1.3.85 now) such problem.

The -m486 doesn't really have anything to do with this either, it simply 
tells the compiler to optimize for a 486( which is a good idea if you 
have a 486 :)

Adding the -g option to the compiler should also default to gdb, at least 
with gcc.

Solution: I'm not sure.. But if you are going to upgrade to a newer 
kernel(as suggested in a earlier post), you should probably move tho one 
of the newer ones, since they will generally be more stable(e.g. 1.3.9x).

Well.. enough babble from me..

Ole Gjerde
Studying Computer Science at North Dakota State University
"Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who it's friends are."
                                                  -- Nem Schlecht

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