Shared libaries and core files

Pedro Alves
Fri Nov 4 18:38:00 GMT 2011

On Friday 04 November 2011 18:02:21, Worley, Dale R (Dale) wrote:
> I see that when I give GDB a core file, GDB loads many shared
> libraries into its memory model of the process being debugged.  How
> does GDB determine what these libraries are?  Does GDB know of
> libraries that are loaded "dynamically" in the course of execution, or
> only those that are loaded at process start time?

The former.

> Naively, I would expect the dynamic loading routines in the process
> would have to keep track of all the loaded libraries, and GDB could
> extract from these data structures the complete list of libraries that
> were loaded at the moment of the process failure.


Pedro Alves

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