Well, there’s a GDB bug (in the known-problems list) that I am regularly hitting. It makes it go “gdb internal error, would you like a core of GDB”.
I’m running 6.3, what comes with Ubuntu. However, I’m now rebuilding gdb 6.1.1 in the hope that this will be more stable for me.
6.3 is proving to be not very useful when I need it most (i.e. when strange things are happenning).
Aparrently this only happens because my distro and architecture still uses LinuxThreads instead of NPTL.
Oh how I wish for the day of NPTL on ppc.