How do I enable reverse debugging on a multi-threaded program?

To do this, you need to activate the instruction-recording target, by executing the command


from the point where you want to go forward and backward (remember that the recording will significantly slow down the execution, especially if you have several threads!)

I’ve just checked that it’s working correctly:

(gdb) info threads 
  Id   Target Id         Frame 
  2    Thread 0x7ffff7860700 (LWP 5503) "a.out" hello (arg=0x601030) at test2.c:16
* 1    Thread 0x7ffff7fca700 (LWP 5502) "a.out" main (argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffe2e8) at test2.c:47

(gdb) next
49          p[i].id=i;
(gdb) reverse-next
47      for (i=0; i<n; i++)

17      printf("Hello from node %d\n", p->id);
(gdb) next
Hello from node 1
18      return (NULL);
(gdb) reverse-next
17      printf("Hello from node %d\n", p->id);

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