GDB provides two mechanisms for automatically loading extensions
when a new object file is read (for example, due to the
command, or because the inferior has loaded a shared library):
objfile-gdb.ext and the
section of modern file formats like ELF.
|• objfile-gdb.ext file:||The objfile-gdb.ext file|
|• .debug_gdb_scripts section:||The |
|• Which flavor to choose?:|
The auto-loading feature is useful for supplying application-specific debugging commands and features.
Auto-loading can be enabled or disabled, and the list of auto-loaded scripts can be printed. See the ‘auto-loading’ section of each extension language for more information. For GDB command files see Auto-loading sequences. For Python files see Python Auto-loading.
Note that loading of this script file also requires accordingly configured
auto-load safe-path (see Auto-loading safe path).