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AR# 29504

9.1i EDK - GNU debugger behaves erratically when started as a background process


From a cygwin shell command line, if powerpc-eabi-gdb is invoked as a backgroud process (i.e., "$ powerpc-eabi-gdb &"), then GDB behaves erratically. Erratic behavior includes lockups, errors interpreting the symbol table, unable to display source code, etc.


To work around this issue, start GDB from Cygwin shell as a foreground process (without the &) or launch GDB through the GUI. 


This will be fixed in the next major release of EDK.

AR# 29504
Date 05/22/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article
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