[lldb-dev] Java ::posix_spawnp permission denied

jingham at apple.com jingham at apple.com
Fri Nov 22 16:30:08 PST 2013

lldb doesn't know anything about launching Java applications.  At present lldb knows about ordinary Unix executables, in which case we pass the binary to posix_spawn, or a .app bundle, in which case we look up the Executable key in the bundle's Info.plist and pass that to posix_spawn.  I also don't know anything about how Java applications are packaged on OS X.  But it would not at all surprise me if it isn't straight-forward, in which case you will have to figure out what actually gets launched when running your Java application and get lldb to run that by hand somehow.


On Nov 22, 2013, at 1:37 PM, Yin Ma <yin at affinic.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> When using lldb with Maverick to debug a java application, a permission deny error on posix_spawnp.
> Error: error: ::posix_spawnp( pid => 88852, path = … err = permission denied.
> Does lldb has any limitation on this? What’s the possible way to fix this?
> Thanks,
> Yin
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