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Josh-TotalView-Tech
07-20-2006, 10:59 AM
When TotalView reads in symbols for a shared library, it may only read in loader symbols if the library is contained within a directory such as /usr/lib. You can tell TotalView to do more by selecting the Dynamic Libraries Page from within the File > Preferences dialog box.

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A shared library contains, among other things, loader and debugging symbols. Typically, loader symbols are read quite quickly. TotalView doesn't read other symbols because they can require considerable processing.

By naming the library in this preferences dialog box, you can change TotalView's behavior. Note that if the library is already read in, you'll need to restart TotalView after making a change here.

For more information, see the following section of the User Guide:

Controlling Which Symbols TotalView Debugger Reads (http://www.totalviewtech.com/Documentation/latest/html/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm?href=User_Guide/ControllingWhichSymbolsTVReads.html)
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