Oracle Solaris Modular Debugger Guide

Symbol Name Scoping

A target can support multiple symbol tables, and each symbol table can include symbols from multiple object files. Therefore, different symbols with the same name can exist. When two different symbols have the same name, use the symbol-name scoping operator to obtain the value of the desired symbol. The symbol-name scoping operator is the back quotation mark (`).

Use one of the following three forms to specify the scope used to resolve a symbol name:


The object identifier refers to the name of a load object. The file identifier refers to the base name of a source file that has a symbol of type STT_FILE in the specified object's symbol table. Interpretation of the object identifier depends on the target type. A target can be a process target or a kernel target.