"No symbol" error using pystack gdb macro

debby at josesmex.com debby at josesmex.com
Fri Mar 1 17:07:28 CET 2013

I'm relatively new to Python, running Python 3.3 on FreeBSD

I have a process which has started to spike CPU usage.  I'm trying to find out what it's doing.

I tried the "pystack" macro suggested here:


I got the gdbinit macro from:


When I attach gdb, it tells me it is loading symbols from python3.3m

However when I run pystack I get:

No symbol "PyStringObject" in current context.

Do I need an updated version of the gdb macro for Python3.3?

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