[TUHS] PDP-8 (was: 2.11BSD cross compiler)

Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com
Sun Oct 3 07:03:46 AEST 2010

> > If you could look at the stack frames and give me a stack trace
> > that's more or less the same thing.
> (gdb) bt
> The real question is not to get a stack trace, but to analyse it.

Hmm, we seem to have a different view.  I like people who can write
the gdb bt code, not run it.  This isn't an imaginary thing, one of 
my guys showed up one day with his own hand rolled backtrace that we
ended up putting in our product for support.

The advantage of his, over the following hack we had before, was that
it worked when no gdb was installed (windows):

        FILE    *f;
        char    *cmd;

        unless (getenv("_BK_BACKTRACE")) return;
        unless ((f = efopen("BK_TTYPRINTF")) ||
            (f = fopen(DEV_TTY, "w"))) {
                f = stderr;
        cmd = aprintf("gdb -batch -ex backtrace '%s/bk' %u 1>&%d 2>&%d",
            bin, getpid(), fileno(f), fileno(f));

        if (f != stderr) fclose(f);
Larry McVoy                lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitkeeper.com

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