GDB loads symbols for an inferior from various symbol-containing files (see Files). These include the primary executable file, any shared libraries used by the inferior, and any separate debug info files (see Separate Debug Files). GDB calls these symbol-containing files objfiles.
The following objfile-related functions are available in the
When auto-loading a Python script (see Python Auto-loading), GDB
sets the “current objfile” to the corresponding objfile. This
function returns the current objfile. If there is no current objfile,
this function returns
Return a sequence of all the objfiles current known to GDB. See Objfiles In Python.
Each objfile is represented by an instance of the
The file name of the objfile as a string.
pretty_printers attribute is a list of functions. It is
used to look up pretty-printers. A
Value is passed to each
function in order; if the function returns
None, then the
search continues. Otherwise, the return value should be an object
which is used to format the value. See Pretty Printing API, for more
type_printers attribute is a list of type printer objects.
See Type Printing API, for more information.
frame_filters attribute is a dictionary of frame filter
objects. See Frame Filter API, for more information.
gdb.Objfile object has the following methods:
True if the
gdb.Objfile object is valid,
False if not. A
gdb.Objfile object can become invalid
if the object file it refers to is not loaded in GDB any
longer. All other
gdb.Objfile methods will throw an exception
if it is invalid at the time the method is called.