[lug] Stack trace question

Dan Wilson danwilson100 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 16 18:30:13 MDT 2000

I want to implement that myself in myfunction().  I cannot assume all
the applications which call my library are compiled using -g.
most likely they don't have even symbols.  I just need to know the call 
that calls myfunction() and see which module it is coming from.


>From: "D. Stimits" <stimits at idcomm.com>
>Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>Subject: Re: [lug] Stack trace question
>Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 17:46:46 -0600
>Dan Wilson wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > In my program I want to trace the stack and see every function within
> > the stack and what module it is coming from.  If main() calls foo() from
> > foo.so and foo called bar() from bar.so and bar() called myfunction() 
> > mylibrary.so,  In myfunction() I want to see bar() coming from bar.so
> > and foo() coming from foo.so and so on.  No clue how to do this any
> > help is greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thank you
> > Dan
> >
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>gdb is the beast you need. Compile with -g, and don't use -O2 (or
>What you are looking for is "bt". Inside the debugger, type "help bt".
>It should give you info sufficient to see not only the calls, but the
>arguments passed. If you are using threads, it gets more complicated,
>and generally you'd need a patch for threads under stock gdb.
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