So that even people who don't read the FAQ get a gdb that's minimially usable.
Created attachment 108560 [details] [diff] [review] gdbinit patch, v1 This is taken from the FAQ, but has modifications to the way set auto-solib-add is used so that attach works better.
Did you know that with really recent snapshots of gdb that you don't need the auto-solib-add hacks wrt performance? It still uses lots of memory, though.
disabling loading the libraries also makes one more step in telling newbies how to get a stack, which is basically going to be % mozilla -g -d gdb (gdb) set auto-solib-add 1 (gdb) run [crash] (gdb) bt loading libs individually is too complicated for newbies. the real advantage is to users who do a lot of debugging, but (for me at least) it's a lot faster to get mozilla to the point where it will crash (or I want to debug) and then attach gdb. it still uses lots of memory (230MB) and isn't useful for catching stuff during startup, but it's more than 2x faster.
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Is there interest in this bug any more? I'm willing to create a new patch if there is.
I don't know, what would you put in there? I would be willing to bet there are some nice Archer-gdb scripts around these days...
http://www.mozilla.org/unix/.gdbinit and any other useful things that folks have. I don't know much about Archer-gdb.
I think it would help drive down the barrier to entry for developmen, so I'd say it would be great to get a patch here and land it...
Created attachment 437095 [details] [diff] [review] Patch (v1) Here's an updated patch.
Created attachment 442948 [details] [diff] [review] Patch (v2) Add cjone's ptarray: http://blog.mozilla.com/cjones/2010/04/30/print-nstarrays-in-gdb/
Comment on attachment 442948 [details] [diff] [review] Patch (v2) I defer to jimb.
Ehsan, if you could check that the .gdbinit here is up to date, I'll r+ it.
Created attachment 620513 [details] [diff] [review] Patch (v3) I've added a few other macros since I attached the patch here!
I also recommend this: >def jsinfo > call JS_PCToLineNumber(cx, script, regs.pc) > printf "%s:%d\n", script.ptr->filename, $ >end
(In reply to Josh Matthews [:jdm] (travelling until June 25th, not reading non-CCed bugmail) from comment #14) > I also recommend this: > > >def jsinfo > > call JS_PCToLineNumber(cx, script, regs.pc) > > printf "%s:%d\n", script.ptr->filename, $ > >end Let's land this first, I don't wanna stall this more than necessary. Once this is in the tree, everyone can add all sorts of macros. :-)