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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
commit1c0ea326aa6d30385a69bd1d93ee161cfbe59a5a (patch)
treeafb65135bf39bf16bb6d4021887e58c536105e68 /UPDATING
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support to LLDB or find another path for crashinfo's needs, but in any case we do not want to ship the excessively outdated GDB in FreeBSD 13.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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@@ -26,6 +26,10 @@ NOTE TO PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT FreeBSD 13.x IS SLOW:
world, or to merely disable the most expensive debugging functionality
at runtime, run "ln -s 'abort:false,junk:false' /etc/malloc.conf".)
+ Obsolete in-tree GDB 6.1.1 has been removed. GDB (including kgdb)
+ may be installed from ports or packages.
ping6 has been merged into ping. It can now be called as "ping -6".
See ping(8) for details.