GDB provides two mechanisms for automatically loading
extensions when a new object file is read (for example, due to the
file command, or because the inferior has loaded a shared
library): objfile-gdb.ext (see The objfile-gdb.ext file) and the
.debug_gdb_scripts section of modern file formats like ELF
section). For a discussion of the differences between these two
approaches see 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).
|• objfile-gdbdotext file:||The objfile-gdb.ext file|
|• dotdebug_gdb_scripts section:||The |
|• Which flavor to choose?:||Choosing between these approaches|