Re: [Evolution-hackers] Debugging Evolution

On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 02:45, Zan Lynx wrote:
> Hi!  I'm new to this list.  First post and all that. :-)
> I did read the list archives before posting.  I didn't see anything I
> could use.  Maybe I missed it?
> I've been having problems with Evolution 1.4.5 (and previous versions
> too) crashing with apparently random segmentation faults.  This only
> seems to be a serious problem on my dual processor system.  Single
> processer seems to be pretty stable.  This leads me toward thinking it's
> a threading problem: incorrect locking somewhere.
> I'd like to debug this.  I've compiled Evolution with -g, but when it
> crashes I only get that Gnome bug report dialog.  This 1.4.5 version
> doesn't seem to use a separate evolution-mail process/thread, so it's
> hard to figure what PID I should be attaching to.
> I'm willing to run the CVS code if you think it'll help.  I'm looking
> for any debugging hints that you'd be willing to share.

You should just be able to attach to the pid the crash dialog gives you
and "thread apply all bt"  which will grab traces for all the threads. 
You could also just run evolution gdb.

JP Rosevear <jpr ximian com>
Ximian, Inc.

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