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LIN5-1939 : Windows/wrlinux-5.01 gdb internal-error: virtual memory exhausted

Created: Jul 22, 2013    Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Resolved Date: Sep 29, 2013
Found In Version: 5.0.1
Fix Version:
Severity: Severe
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Toolchain


gdb fails with the attached binary

Steps to Reproduce

GNU gdb (Wind River Linux Sourcery CodeBench 4.6a-99)
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This GDB was configured as "--host=i686-mingw32 --target=powerpc-wrs-linux-gnu".

For bug reporting instructions, please see:
(gdb) file C:\\virtualbox_share\\FCapp.out_notstripped
Reading symbols from c:\virtualbox_share\FCapp.out_notstripped.../scratch/jmyers
.c:1081: internal-error: virtual memory exhausted: can't allocate 576975940 bytes.
A problem internal to GDB has been detected,
further debugging may prove unreliable.
Quit this debugging session? (y or n)

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