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Re: Thread names in gdb7.7(using info threads command)

Thanks Pedro for the reply.

To make things clearer, I get the thread names when I do live
debugging( Run the image from gdb and crash)
I am not getting the information only when I independently run the
image and take the core dump to be analyzed in gdb.

What my question is , whether coredump will have the required
information or not. Why I am asking this again is because I did not
understand how a gdb patch (as you have mentioned) can read the right
data from core dump. Could you please explain a bit more?

PS: I am newbie to gdb and dont understand the code quite well. If you
can give some pointers, I will try to implement the patch if it is


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Pedro Alves <> wrote:
> On 08/19/2014 04:43 PM, Pedro Alves wrote:
>> On 07/17/2014 06:07 PM, Sreejith M M wrote:
>>> I am trying to see thread names in gdb. Thread names are  defined with
>>>   prctl (PR_SET_NAME, "Mythread2", 0, 0, 0); //MyThread2 is my thread name
>> ...
>>> the thread name after the application generates a core dump when I
>>> load core file using core-file command.
>>> I would like to understand how I can see the thread names when from
>>> the core file generated by the application
>> Unfortunately, I don't think this information is stored anywhere in the
>> core dump.
> Or maybe it is, in NT_PRPSINFO / prpsinfo->pr_fname ?  In that case,
> all we'd need is a gdb patch to make use of it.  See the
> target_thread_name target method.  We'd need an implementation in
> corelow.c.
> --
> Thanks,
> Pedro Alves

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