Comment 4 for bug 204775

ok, attempting to use gdb didn't work
tim@Central:~$ pidof gnome-panel
tim@Central:~$ gdb 2>&1 | tee gdb-gnome-panel.txt
GNU gdb 6.7.1-debian
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-linux-gnu".
(gdb) handle SIG33 pass nostop noprint
Signal Stop Print Pass to program Description
SIG33 No No Yes Real-time event 33
(gdb) set pagination 0
(gdb) attach 6274
Attaching to process 6274
ptrace: Operation not permitted.
(gdb) continue
The program is not being run.
(gdb) quit

so then I tried killing the process and of course a watchdog restarted it
any suggestions on how to do this?