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WooBean:
Lazarus IDE configuration contains an option Event Log as a part of IDE Options/Debugger.
I can not find any clue what is it for and how to use it.
Any pointer?

See attached file from Lazarus 2.2.4 (Win 64).

Martin_fr:
Menu: View > Debug Windows > Event Log

https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_Event_Log (wiki is outdated)

WooBean:

--- Quote from: Martin_fr on May 31, 2023, 06:36:59 pm ---Menu: View > Debug Windows > Event Log

https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_Event_Log (wiki is outdated)

--- End quote ---

Thanks for a clue.
I tried to follow it by changing debugger from default FpDebug (what do not promise a lucky way) to GDB (just to follow a wiki guidance) but ... ups.
I have got the below:

 

Martin_fr:

--- Quote from: WooBean on May 31, 2023, 07:08:23 pm ---I tried to follow it by changing debugger from default FpDebug (what do not promise a lucky way) to GDB (just to follow a wiki guidance) but ... ups.

--- End quote ---

Which page on the wiki? That page is outdated.

The current recommendation for debugger:

On Windows and Linux: FpDebug
On Mac: LLDB with FpDebug

Use GDB (or gdb server), only if you
- Do Remote debugging (to another machine / using gdbserver)
- Do not have an Intel/AMD (compatible) cpu. (Except on Mac, where M2 is supported by the above recommendation)
  (And except for cross AVR, for which there is an FpDebug variant)
- Have a 32bit IDE but want to cross debug a 64bit application (better get the 64bit IDE)
- On Mac, and have this issue: https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,61261.0.html
- Very few other edge cases.


As for the error: That is (99% likely) a bug in GDB. Nothing we can do (hence we wrote FpDebug, because at least with that: We can do).

In case you want to experiment further with GDB: Make sure you did not use "Dwarf 3" => This increases the chances of crashing GDB.
"Dwarf 2 with sets" is better.
Then try different GDB versions, sometimes older are better. (For Windows we have a few for download, on our sourceforge page).

WooBean:
Martin, thanks for trying to help.
Which page on the wiki? -Just to explain a wiki jumping, they were as follows -
1: https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_Event_Log (last edited 2 February 2021, at 05:30), then as it starts from "Important" link to
2: https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Debugger_Setup (last edited 13 May 2022, at 10:07) and then  (from "See also") to
3: https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_DebuggerGeneralOptionsFrame (edited 11 October 2019, at 19:10) and
4: https://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_DebuggerClassOptionsFrame (edited 5 February 2021, at 18:21) which points back to [2:].

TODO for me - a lot of jumping inside IDE and documentation (including  the wiki) ahead.

PS. I'm trying to deeply and effectively debug  Lazarus (2.2.4) project compiled with default options for Debugging IDE:
-gw3  //Generate DWARFv3 debug information
-gl   //Use line info unit (show more info with backtraces)
-gh   //Use heaptrace unit (for memory leak/corruption debugging)
-gt   //Trash local variables (to detect uninitialized uses; multiple 't' changes
-Co   //Check overflow of integer operations
-Cr   //Range checking
-Ci   //IO-checking
-Sa   //Turn on assertions

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