[torqueusers] Debugging pbs_server

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 11:51:03 MDT 2007

you can set an environment variable PBSDEBUG=yes before you start
pbs_server under gdb.  this will keep it from forking

On 6/20/07, Adam Steenwyk <ajamess at umich.edu> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am debugging some of the GSSAPI branch code and am wondering how to debug
> the pbs_server code.  Debugging the mom is pretty straightforward, as it
> does not fork off children.  However, the server does and is causing
> headaches as to coming back to the parent process after a fork.  I am using
> gdb set follow-fork-mode child to get to the children, but am confused as
> how to get back to the parent once the children are gone.  I don't think set
> follow-fork-mode parent within the child is the solution.  Is there a way to
> build / configure the server such that it does not fork?  Better yet, is
> there a tool I can be using to help debug this stuff easier?
> Thanks,
> Adam.
> CAC - University of Michigan
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