18.104.22.168 The objfile-gdb.py file
When a new object file is read, gdb looks for
a file named objfile-gdb.py,
where objfile is the object file's real name, formed by ensuring
that the file name is absolute, following all symlinks, and resolving
.. components. If this file exists and is
readable, gdb will evaluate it as a Python script.
If this file does not exist, and if the parameter
debug-file-directory is set (see Separate Debug Files),
then gdb will look for real-name in all of the
directories mentioned in the value of
Finally, if this file does not exist, then gdb will look for
a file named data-directory/python/auto-load/real-name, where
data-directory is gdb's data directory (available via
show data-directory, see Data Files), and real-name
is the object file's real name, as described above.
gdb does not track which files it has already auto-loaded this way. gdb will load the associated script every time the corresponding objfile is opened. So your -gdb.py file should be careful to avoid errors if it is evaluated more than once.