warning: Unable to find dynamic linker breakpoint function

Daniel Jacobowitz drow@false.org
Wed Dec 29 21:44:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 05:33:04PM -0400, Adam Richard wrote:
> I wonder if someone knows what the following warning means?  It appears whenever I use
> the "run" command to start my program:
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /home/adam/programming/programs/meals/meals
> warning: Unable to find dynamic linker breakpoint function.
> GDB will be unable to debug shared library initializers
> and track explicitly loaded dynamic code.
> I found a few posts related to it but few people seem to know what the warning message
> itself means.

It means exactly what it says - GDB could not set the breakpoint that
it uses for tracking things like dlopen().

I can't guess at causes, since you didn't tell us what your platform

Daniel Jacobowitz

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