Stacktraces from core dump files in 11.2.x and 11.3.x OSs

Martin Langhoff martin at
Sat Mar 17 20:23:57 EDT 2012

We recently found that we cannot easily read core dumps generated by
our 11.x.y OS builds. With help from Jan and John Gilmore we got to
the bottom of it.

I've prepared a patched GDB rpm with the patch that can handle our
core files, and documented this quirk at

Background info at


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