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// This file is part of the Doxygen Developer Manual
/** @page bugs Bug Reporting
Please report bugs by subscribing to the OpenOCD mailing list and
posting a message with your report:
Also, please check the bug database to see if a ticket for
the bug has already been opened. You might be asked to open
such a ticket, or to update an existing ticket with more data.
To minimize work for OpenOCD developers, you should try to include
all of the information listed below. If you feel that some of the
items below are unnecessary for a clear bug report, you may leave
them out; likewise, feel free to include additional information
that may be important.
- Target PCB/board description
- Configuration scripts
- OpenOCD command line
- List of commands issued or GDB operations performed
- Expected result
- Actual result
- Logs using <code>debug_level 3</code> (or with '-d 3' on the command line)
- If the report is for a regression:
- Include logs for both working and broken versions.
- Find the precise version that caused the regression by binary search.
You can use "git bisect" to expedite this binary search:
If possible, please develop and attach a patch that helps to expose or
solve the reported problem. See the HACKING file for information
about that process.
Attach all files directly to your posting. The mailing list knows to
transform attachments to links, but attachments must be less than 300KB
in total.
@section bugscrashdump Obtaining Crash Backtraces
If OpenOCD is crashing, there are two very effective things you can do to
improve your chances of getting help on the development mailing list.
Try to reproduce the problem using the dummy JTAG interface to allow other developers to replicate
your problem robustly and use GDB to get a trace:@par
% OPENOCDSRC/configure --enable-dummy ...
% openocd -f interface/dummy.cfg -f target/xxx.cfg
% gdb --args openocd ....
(gdb) run
(gdb) bt
=> here a stack trace is dumped.
@section bugsintreedebug Running and Debugging In-Tree
To run or debug the in-tree executable (not recommended), you must
use libtool to set up the correct shared library paths:
libtool gdb --args openocd ....
or the more pedantic (and forward-compatible):
libtool --mode=execute gdb --args openocd ....
/** @file
This file contains the @ref bugs page.