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Subject: Re: [boost] [Backtrace] Any interest in portable stack trace?
From: Rob Riggs (rob_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-22 10:26:33

  On 10/21/2010 06:40 AM, Artyom wrote:
> Hi All,
>> One recommendation, decide early on limitations.
>> I recommend to choose from the beginning:
>> - whether it should work in asynchronous interrupts such as signal handlers,
>> - whether it should work when the program is unstable, such as memory fault
>> handlers, and
>> - how good a performance to expect.
> Very Good idea:
> Limitations of use:
> 1. No it is not asynchronous interrupts safe
> 2. It would not likely work when the application is unstable or as serious
> issues
> 3. The trace collection is expected to be very fast (as walking on linked list)
> 4. The trace printing may be quite slow and costly, expected to be used quite
> rarely.

Will the trace printing function use information provided by debuginfo
packages on Linux?


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