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Josh-TotalView-Tech
07-20-2006, 11:00 AM
If your program uses many libraries, TotalView might take a long time to get started. This is because TotalView is reading a lot of debug information. You can change the way TotalView reads in library by selecting the Dynamic Libraries Tab within the File > Preferences Dialog Box.

http://www.totalviewtech.com/Documentation/latest/html/TotalView_Tips/images/Preferences_DynamicLibraries.png

Here's what you should do: Select no symbols, and then type * If you are interested in some libraries, select all symbols, and then type a glob-style wildcard for the libraries you're interested in. For example, you could type:
*libgraph*
For more information on this preference, 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)

If you need to interactively load a libraries symbols, you need to use the CLI. Here's what you should do: Open the CLI by selecting the Tools > Command Line command. Type the following command:
TV::read_symbols -lib libname.so