gdb loads symbols for an inferior from various symbol-containing files (see Files). These include the primary executable file, any shared libraries used by the inferior, and any separate debug info files (see Separate Debug Files). gdb calls these symbol-containing files objfiles.
The following objfile-related functions are available in the
When auto-loading a Python script (see Python Auto-loading), gdb sets the “current objfile” to the corresponding objfile. This function returns the current objfile. If there is no current objfile, this function returns
Return a sequence of all the objfiles current known to gdb. See Objfiles In Python.
Each objfile is represented by an instance of the
pretty_printersattribute is a list of functions. It is used to look up pretty-printers. A
Valueis passed to each function in order; if the function returns
None, then the search continues. Otherwise, the return value should be an object which is used to format the value. See Pretty Printing API, for more information.
type_printersattribute is a list of type printer objects. See Type Printing API, for more information.
frame_filtersattribute is a dictionary of frame filter objects. See Frame Filter API, for more information.
gdb.Objfile object has the following methods:
gdb.Objfileobject is valid,
Falseif not. A
gdb.Objfileobject can become invalid if the object file it refers to is not loaded in gdb any longer. All other
gdb.Objfilemethods will throw an exception if it is invalid at the time the method is called.