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authorEd Maste <emaste@FreeBSD.org>2020-12-15 17:44:19 +0000
committerEd Maste <emaste@FreeBSD.org>2020-12-15 17:44:19 +0000
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treeafb65135bf39bf16bb6d4021887e58c536105e68 /RELNOTES
parentb1f99f9cc9787aebc5856786e5199c843679752e (diff)
Retire obsolete GDB 6.1.1
GDB 6.1.1 was released in June 2004 and is long obsolete. It does not support all of the architectures that FreeBSD does, and imposes limitations on the FreeBSD kernel build, such as the continued use of DWARF2 debugging information. It was kept (in /usr/libexec/) only for use by crashinfo(8), which extracts some basic information from a kernel core dump after a crash. Crashinfo already prefers gdb from port/package if installed. Future work may add kernel debug support to LLDB or find another path for crashinfo's needs, but in any case we do not want to ship the excessively outdated GDB in FreeBSD 13. Sponsored by: The FreeBSD Foundation Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D27610
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=368667
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