[Lazarus] gdb problems on ubtuntu 19.10

Martin Frb lazarus at mfriebe.de
Fri Nov 1 02:49:05 CET 2019

On 01/11/2019 02:27, Anthony Walter via lazarus wrote:
> I know this problem is not entirely Lazarus related, but I'm hoping 
> someone here might be able to provide some insight.
> On a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.10 when running projects from Lazarus 
> with gdb debugging, any and all projects take anywhere from 20 to 30 
> seconds to become interactive after a project has been compiled and 
> run. That is, the visual forms either do not appear when running, or 
> appear but an unresponsive for 20-30 seconds. If I run without the 
> debugger the programs start almost instantly.
> When I run the same program from a terminal using gdb manually, I get 
> the same unresponsive delay.
> Does anyone know what the problem might be and how to fix it? I've 
> done a little google foo searching and have come up empty.

Don't know, but maybe a guess and a question.

Does gdb output anything during this time?

GDB loads info about libraries used (watch mem usage), though over 20 
secs seems long
   set auto-solib-add off

There may be other such hidden work of gdb, but I wouldn't be aware of 
it.... (there is follow forks, but that must be off)

If you strip the executable, and then run it in gdb what happens? You 
can't debug, obviously. But gdb has less work to do.

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