Debian Bug report logs - #652889
gdb: During startup program terminated with signal SIGKILL, Killed.

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Package: gdb; Maintainer for gdb is Héctor Orón Martínez <>; Source for gdb is src:gdb.

Reported by: Mathieu Malaterre <>

Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:57:01 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version gdb/7.0.1-2

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Bug#652889; Package gdb. (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Mathieu Malaterre <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: gdb: During startup program terminated with signal SIGKILL, Killed.
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:55:06 +0100
Package: gdb
Version: 7.0.1-2+b1
Severity: important


For some reason on my linux kernel ( I cannot use gdb on -m32 compiled program:

$ gcc -m32 hello.c -o hello
$ gdb ./hello 
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.0.1-debian
Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-linux-gnu".
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
Reading symbols from /tmp/hello...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) r
Starting program: /tmp/hello 
During startup program terminated with signal SIGKILL, Killed.


$ cat hello.c 
#include <stdio.h>

int main()
  printf("Hello gdb\n");
  return 0;

more info:

$ ldd hello =>  (0xffffe000) => /lib32/ (0xf75f8000)
	/lib/ (0xf775d000)

$ readelf -d hello

Dynamic section at offset 0x4c4 contains 21 entries:
  Tag        Type                         Name/Value
 0x00000001 (NEEDED)                     Shared library: []
 0x0000000c (INIT)                       0x8048298
 0x0000000d (FINI)                       0x804847c
 0x00000004 (HASH)                       0x804816c
 0x6ffffef5 (GNU_HASH)                   0x8048194
 0x00000005 (STRTAB)                     0x8048204
 0x00000006 (SYMTAB)                     0x80481b4
 0x0000000a (STRSZ)                      74 (bytes)
 0x0000000b (SYMENT)                     16 (bytes)
 0x00000015 (DEBUG)                      0x0
 0x00000003 (PLTGOT)                     0x8049598
 0x00000002 (PLTRELSZ)                   24 (bytes)
 0x00000014 (PLTREL)                     REL
 0x00000017 (JMPREL)                     0x8048280
 0x00000011 (REL)                        0x8048278
 0x00000012 (RELSZ)                      8 (bytes)
 0x00000013 (RELENT)                     8 (bytes)
 0x6ffffffe (VERNEED)                    0x8048258
 0x6fffffff (VERNEEDNUM)                 1
 0x6ffffff0 (VERSYM)                     0x804824e
 0x00000000 (NULL)                       0x0

thanks !

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gdb depends on:
ii  gdbserver               7.0.1-2+b1       The GNU Debugger (remote server)
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-10        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libexpat1               2.0.1-7          XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libncurses5             5.7+20100313-5   shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpython2.6            2.6.6-8+b1       Shared Python runtime library (ver
ii  libreadline6            6.1-3            GNU readline and history libraries
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

gdb recommends no packages.

Versions of packages gdb suggests:
pn  gdb-doc                       <none>     (no description available)

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Changed Bug submitter to 'Mathieu Malaterre <>' from 'Mathieu Malaterre <>' Request was from Mathieu Malaterre <> to (Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:55:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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