Track down SIGABRT

Israel Brewster israel at
Tue Jan 13 18:34:27 CET 2015

On Jan 13, 2015, at 8:26 AM, Skip Montanaro <skip.montanaro at> wrote:

> Assuming you have gdb available, you should be able to attach to the
> running process, then set a breakpoint in relevant functions (like
> exit() or abort()). Once there, you can pick through the C stack
> manually (kind of tedious) or use the gdbinit file which comes with
> Python to get a Python stack trace (much less tedious, once you've
> made sure any version dependencies have been eliminated). Or, with the
> latest versions of gdb (7.x I think), you get more stuff built into
> gdb itself.
> More details here:

Thanks, I'll look into that. Hopefully running with the debugger attached won't slow things down to much. The main thing I think will be getting the python extensions installed - the instructions only talk about doing this for linux packages.

> Skip

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