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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 23:50:07 +0800
From: Brian Wang <>
Subject: Re: Problem Compiling gdbserver with musl

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM, John Spencer
<> wrote:
> 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.

Just done filing the bug report and hope gdbserver will compile and work
with or without libthread_db in the near future. :-)



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