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How can I locate a variable in TLS of another process or thread
- From: John Yates <john at yates-sheets dot org>
- To: gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 10:39:50 -0500
- Subject: How can I locate a variable in TLS of another process or thread
Apologies up front for a question not specifically about gdb. Still I
cannot imagine another mailing list as likely to have a participant
familiar with the relevant subject matter.
I have a system that allocates a piece of per thread state as a TLS
variable declared using gcc's __thread extension. I want to write a
utility that, without invoking gdb, will dump that variable for every
thread in every process of my application. I have no trouble iterating
over processes and threads. But how do I locate my TLS variable?
I believe that there are two parts to the problem:
1) Given a process figure out the offset of my variable within TLS. I
assume that this offset will be identical for all threads in that
process. Is that correct?
2) Given a thread locate the base of its TLS segment within its
process address space.
(For what it is worth this is on a fairly recent x86_64 Linux platform.)