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AR# 29504

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

Description

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.

Solution

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 Created 12/10/2007
Last Updated 05/22/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article