gdb symbol-loading too time-consuming

After I attach gdb, it immediately starts a prolonged symbol loading process. It’s better to skip the loading, and selectively load some symbols.

https://ascending.wordpress.com/2007/09/02/a-couple-of-gdb-tricks/ describes how to use ~/.gdbinit, but I had no permission to write to the ~/

gdb -iex ‘set auto-solib-add off’ …. # worked

–loading a particular *.so file

I got “No loaded shared libraries match the pattern” and fixed it by

shar file.name.so #instead of /full/path/to/file.name.so.some.version

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