Automatic backtrace [Was: Re: NetAPP/Samba 3.0/plugs]
sgifford at suspectclass.com
Wed Mar 13 00:41:07 GMT 2002
Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at pcug.org.au> writes:
> David Lee wrote:
> > 3. If "gdb" (or similar) is found and "--enable-debug" is set, then the
> > default panic action could be to invoke gdb (or other debugger) with
> > the relevant subcommands to perform and log the backtrace.
> > Sure, that probably needs refinement. But for the moment read it for the
> > positive possibilities not the worrying nitpicks.
> > Promising? Or an unrealistic non-starter?
> Quite promising, and it would *really* help with our debugging.
Perhaps I'm missing something obvious, but why not just let Samba dump
core?...It's straightforward to provide a backtrace from a core file.
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