Commit 70d9a9cd authored by David Kastrup's avatar David Kastrup
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Add information about `-fno-crossjumping' for GCC.

parent 1868c863
2005-03-01 David Kastrup <>
* DEBUG: Add information about `-fno-crossjumping' for GCC.
2005-02-14 Lute Kamstra <>
* TODO: Remove battery.el entry (DONE).
Debugging GNU Emacs
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where the executable was made. That directory has a .gdbinit file
that defines various "user-defined" commands for debugging Emacs.
** When you are trying to analyze failed assertions, it will be
essential to compile Emacs either completely without optimizations or
at least (when using GCC) with the -fno-crossjumping option. Failure
to do so may make the compiler recycle the same abort call for all
assertions in a given function, rendering the stack backtrace useless
for identifying the specific failed assertion.
** It is a good idea to run Emacs under GDB (or some other suitable
debugger) *all the time*. Then, when Emacs crashes, you will be able
to debug the live process, not just a core dump. (This is especially
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