Bug 12742 - Cannot start debugger sessions reliably
Summary: Cannot start debugger sessions reliably
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: Debugger ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: High normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zoltan Varga
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-18 15:09 UTC by Alan McGovern
Modified: 2013-12-10 16:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Alan McGovern 2013-06-18 15:09:41 UTC

Comment 1 Alan McGovern 2013-06-18 15:11:43 UTC
1) Enable 'halt on all thrown exceptions
2) Start a debug session
3) MonoDevelop will halt execution due to a thrown and handled exception. Do *not* continue. Wait on that breakpoint for about 20-30 seconds

MonoDevelop ends up in an inconsistent state and can no longer debug anything until it is restarted

This affects me a lot in my day to day work. I keep having to restart MD just to maintain a working debugger.
Comment 2 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-07-23 14:12:34 UTC
I think this was that infinite loop bug that I fixed last week or so
Comment 4 Alan McGovern 2013-08-14 13:05:04 UTC
This bug still affects me on a regular basis and I still have to keep restarting my MD as it become incapable of spawning new debug sessions.
Comment 5 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-08-14 13:15:48 UTC
Do you have stale mono debug processes running?
Comment 6 Alan McGovern 2013-08-14 13:16:29 UTC
I don't know. Those repro steps still apply so it should be trivial to reproduce on your machine.