Queue Queue - 26 days ago 4
C Question

GDB breakpoint doesn't stop

My goal is to figure out the address space of

, but gdb skips over my breakpoint.

How do I find its address location?

I have a simple c program,

19 int main(int argc, char **argv[])
20 {
21 char str_main[517];
22 FILE *badfile;
24 badfile = fopen("badfile","r");

When I enter gdb I set a breakpoint at line 21. However, when I run the debugger, I get the following message:

Breakpoint 1, main(argc=1, argv=0xbffff3d4) at stack.c:24
24 badfile = fopen("badfile","r");


GDB wont stop on declarations without default value.

Even after reaching 24, you can still print the address.

p /s str_main