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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:24:52 +0200
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: Problem Compiling gdbserver with musl

On 10/21/2012 11:19 AM, Brian Wang wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM, John Spencer<>  wrote:
>> hello brian, please forward your bug report to gdb mailing list.
>> clearly gdb devs should check if these facilities are available before using
>> them.
>> we must raise awareness of such issues upstream.
> I guess gdb development is somehow tightly coupled with glibc, which
> supplies libthread_db.
> I remember seeing similar issues reported:

gdb is supposed to be usable on multiple archs and platforms; but 
apparently they think linux == glibc; which is clearly not always the case.
the lwp_info and THREADDB stuff is used unconditionally, even though 
they checked for HAVE_THREADDB_H during configure.

it would definitely help if they get your bug report, even if it serves 
just a reminder that GNU is not alone out there.
once the critical mass of bug reports is reached, they will finally fix 
these issues.
heck, even if they removed the braindead -Werror-by-default, this would 
be a big improvement.

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