[vlc-devel] Re: Compile VLC for debugging

Damien Fouilleul damien.fouilleul at laposte.net
Mon May 21 11:43:26 CEST 2007

To debug with GDB, just edit vlc-config and rename optim=yes to 
optim=no, and re-build the part of VLC you want to debug.
If like me, you want to use hard-breakpoints, i.e break the program into 
the debugger without relying on GDB breakpoints, just add the following 
in your code:
- DebugBreak() if you are debugging on Windows
- raise(SIGTRAP) if are debugging on Linux, MacOSX, etc...


Felix Paul Kühne wrote:
> Am 20.05.2007 um 20:24 schrieb Rémi Denis-Courmont:
>> Le dimanche 20 mai 2007, Andrew Stone a écrit :
>>> Ok. How do you debug the code then? GDB is pretty useless with
>>> optimized code.
>> From my experience, gdb is pretty useless with VLC regardless of
>> optimization. I personnaly use valgrind.
> ... while for my needs, gdb has always been sufficient, even with 
> optimisations, but I was never able to test valgrind, as it is 
> Linux-only for now.
> -- 
> VideoLAN
> Felix Paul Kühne
> Co-Developer of VLC's Mac OS X port
> http://www.videolan.org/vlc

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