gdb and cloned process

Lukasz Lempart
Thu Oct 23 17:14:00 GMT 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 8:05 PM, Daniel Jacobowitz <> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 05:09:32PM -0700, Lukasz Lempart wrote:
>> How does gdb (through libthread_db) figure out what threads belong to a process?
> The thread library maintains an internal list of threads.  If you've
> cloned the process, without telling the C library about that, you're
> going to end up with the same list of threads; so the behavior you
> describe is not surprising.
Is there a way to do this? I can't seem to find anything in
libthread_db that would allow me to do this. Furthermore, the two
processes share their entire address space, so any change made to the
internal list of threads for one process would have impact on the
other one.

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