nptl_db not working

Khem Raj raj.khem at
Fri Dec 31 17:18:08 UTC 2010

2010/12/31 Timo Teräs <timo.teras at>:
> Hi all,
> I was trying to debug a multithreaded program in uclibc, but ntpl_db was
> not working at all.
> I hunted down the problem the fact that we are doing "strip -x" to the
> libpthread: it removes all non-global symbols.
> However, nptl_db inspects the local system, and uses them to verify
> libpthread (looks for static/local "nptl_version" symbol) and also to
> hook into libpthread (it uses certain local symbols to find libpthread
> event structures and modifies them). Thus gdb + uclibc nptl is broke.
> I'm not sure how to modify makefiles so that we do *not* do "strip -x"
> on libpthread, but this should be fixed. I removed the "-x" on global
> STRIP_FLAGS from Rules.mak, recompiled and then gdb was much more
> happier with ntpl_db.
you have to leave the symbol table for nptl_db and rest can be
stripped. I think same holds for

> Cheers,
>  Timo
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