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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 25, 2017

Implementation of DBX set $frame functionality

Request for a working version of the "set $frame" facility to be able to study a core dump from an alternate point in the stack. In AIX 7.1 TL3 SP3, dbx already has placeholder code for this facility.

The use case presented in PMR 83008,L6Q is a partially corrupted stack. Inspection of a stack memory dump revealed that only the bottom of the stack had been corrupted. Given that, there's an opportunity to identify as much of the surviving stack as possible, to help developers gather clues about the cause of the corruption and crash.

Note that gdb 7.9.1 has the select-frame capability. But as shown in PMR 80349,L6Q, this version of gdb had it's own severe issues with a corrupt bottom of stack rendering the debugger useless.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2020

    IBM has evaluated the priority of this enhancement proposal relative to other future product content and determined that this RFE will not be pursued for a future product release