On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Earnie Boyd <earnie@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Eran Ifrah wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am not sure whether this issue is related to MinGW or to GDB.
> Since I don't have this issue on Linux / Mac and it only happens on Windows
> 7 + MinGW, I decided to post it here - maybe someone else on this list face
> this issue
> in the past and can shed some light / provide some good tips on the matter.
>
> Now to the actual problem:
> When I debug my application which consists of many shared libraries ("dll"s,
> around 35 - 40) and I have a breakpoint set in one of the shared libraries
> the startup time of gdb is *very* slow ( I am talking here about 10 mins ).
>
> If I remove all the breakpoints and start the debugger, the debug session
> starts in a reasonable manner (still very slow compare to Linux) ~45
> seconds.
> I can then place the breakpoints back and continue debugging.
>
> However, the above workaround does not work if I need to debug one of the
> shared libraries initialization code
>
> Some info about my environment:
>
> MinGW 4.6.1 (TDM) 32 bit - I tried the official one 4.7 from MinGW with no
> luck - the problem persists
> GDB 7.05 (note that I tried all versions of gdbs available on MinGW SF
> download page, from 6.8.5 -> 7.4 with no luck)
> Windows 7 64bit
>
> For comparison: GDB 7.4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 starts the debugging session
> under 5 seconds for the same application
>
> Any advise?

I'll utter guesses since at this point I have no real idea.  I'm going
to guess you might have better experience if your GDB process is a
64bit process assuming your Windows 7 is a 64 bit CPU.

 
Thank you, I will try and get my hands on a 64bit gdb executable and will try it again

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