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Re: [patch] Allow gdbserver to dynamically lookup

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Pedro Alves <> wrote:

>> Perhaps a better fix is to skip this check altogether, and always use
>> dlopen on Linux?
> I guess your patch's already doing that.

It did that IFF it could find some libthread_db.

Now it will just always use libdl. If libthread_db usable by the inferior
is found at runtime, it will be used; if not, tough luck.

> Could you tweak the interface a bit, to return a boolean indicating
> if the command was handled or not?

Good call. Patch attached.

> Might want to
> force a whitespace after "set libthread-db-search-path", so that
> "set libthread-db-search-pathfoofoo" isn't accepted while at it.

Done and re-tested.

Paul Pluzhnikov

2009-10-06  Paul Pluzhnikov  <>

      * gdb.texinfo (Server): Document libthread-db-search-path.

2009-10-06  Paul Pluzhnikov  <>

      * acinclude.m4: (SRV_CHECK_THREAD_DB, SRV_CHECK_TLS_GET_ADDR): Remove.
      * Adjust.
      * linux-low.h (struct process_info_private): Move members to struct
      (thread_db_free): New prototype.
      * linux-low.c (linux_remove_process): Adjust.
      (linux_wait_for_event_1, linux_look_up_symbols): Likewise.
      * server.c (handle_query): Move code ...
      (handle_monitor_command): ... here. New function.
      * target.h (struct target_ops): New member.
      * thread-db.c (struct thread_db): New.
      (libthread_db_search_path): New variable.
      (thread_db_create_event, thread_db_enable_reporting)
      (find_one_thread, maybe_attach_thread, find_new_threads_callback)
      (thread_db_find_new_threads, (thread_db_get_tls_address): Adjust.
      (try_thread_db_load_1, dladdr_to_soname): New functions.
      (try_thread_db_load, thread_db_load_search): New functions.
      (thread_db_init): Search for libthread_db.
      (thread_db_free): New function.
      (thread_db_handle_monitor_command): Likewise.

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