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Re: cygwin bughunt (FAQ alert?)

On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 12:44:39PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jan 20 17:00, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> > 
> > This must be modulated by the warnings on the snapshot page,
> > so I would recommend an initial step: write to the list, describe
> > the bug and ask for a recommended snapshot.
> > Should we also provide an optional cygwin_debug package, with only
> > an unstripped cygwin1.dll.debug ?
> I don't think so.  I don't recall that any Linux distro contains a
> debug-enabled kernel.  I guess, those who feel confident to debug the
> kernel (here: the Cygwin DLL), should be able to build their own
> debug version.

Except that Cygwin changes at a high rate. Debugging a transient 
problem that shows up on 1.5.12 with the current cvs is taking a gamble.
There is a high probability you will first stumble on another bug.

If you have a debug dll, you can debug from a dump, or use the debug
dll in a production environment with just in time debugging enabled.
Once the bug is found, you may conclude it's gone from cvs, but that's
a firm (and satisfactory) conclusion. On the other hand if you can't
reproduce the bug with cvs, you don't know if it's really gone ot if
its likelihood is just reduced.


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