elfutils debuginfod is a client/server in elfutils 0.178+ that automatically distributes elf/dwarf/source-code from servers to clients such as debuggers across HTTP.


Anyone may run debuginfod servers for their private purposes. Software publishers are invited to run public servers for use by the community. Heck, anyone may run servers based on redistributable artifacts from others. To configure a client tool to use them, simply add any of the server URLs to your $DEBUGINFOD_URLS environment variable (space-separated).

private servers

To run your own server, identify the directories containing raw build files, or RPM packages, or DEB packages, or any combination, plus any desired upstream federated servers. Launch debuginfod into the background, or use systemd.
% export DEBUGINFOD_URLS=https://foo.bar/   # list of federated upstream servers, if any
% debuginfod [-F $files] [-R $rpms] [-U $debs] &
Then, configure clients to talk to this server:
% export DEBUGINFOD_URLS=http://localhost:8002/

public servers

The following public services currently [2021-04] welcome users.
The first one federates to all the others, so
% export DEBUGINFOD_URLS="https://debuginfod.elfutils.org/ $DEBUGINFOD_URLS"
% export DEBUGINFOD_PROGRESS=1    # for optional download progress reporting
will get you to all of them. If your distro offers a server, you may prefer to link to that one directly, for authoritative service.

https://debuginfod.elfutils.org/ online fche@redhat.com federates selected servers
https://debuginfod.systemtap.org/ experimental fche@redhat.com recent fedora, centos, rhel ubi8, ubuntu, debian bash binutils boost busybox coreutils dyninst elfutils gcc git glibc httpd kernel ncurses procps python samba stress sudo systemd systemtap util-linux tcl zsh mostly x86_64
https://debuginfod.opensuse.org/ experimental mliska@suse.cz opensuse TW all x86_64
https://debuginfod.s.voidlinux.org/ official ericonr@disroot.org void linux most most
https://debuginfod.debian.net/ official sergiodj@debian.org debian linux main distributions amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips64el, mipsel, ppc64el, s390x
https://debuginfod.fedoraproject.org/ official fche@redhat.com fedora 32+ all all
https://debuginfod.altlinux.org/ testing ruby impl. vt@altlinux.org alt linux all x86_64, i586, aarch64, armh, ppc64le


debuginfod client-side support is under construction or already available in a variety of binary-related utilities. We summarize current upstream status [2021-05] below. Note that distros may lag behind upstream developments.

elfutils released in version 0.178, 2019-11
systemtap automatic via elfutils
dwarves automatic via elfutils
dwgrep automatic via elfutils
ltrace automatic via elfutils
libabigail automatic via elfutils
binutils released in version 2.34, 2020-02
gdb released in version 10.1, 2020-10
dyninst released in version 11.0 2021-04
valgrind released in version 3.17.0, 2021-03
annocheck released in version 9.03, 2020-01
delve merged
lldb help wanted see also
bpftrace merged
perf released in linux 5.10, 2021-01
systemd-coredumpd help wanted
retrace/abrt/faf in progress amerey@redhat.com
vtune help wanted
pixie help wanted
sentry symbolicator partly released partly help wanted
VS Code partly automatic via gdb
WinDbg released in version 1.2104.13002.0, 2021-04
UDB released in version 6.5

smoke tests

Print a stack traceback of a live process:
% eu-stack -v -p $$
PID 3063417 - process
TID 3063417:
#0  0x0000151bf53f2e3c     __GI___sigsuspend - /usr/lib64/libc-2.31.so
#1  0x000055fd754de91b - 1 signal_suspend - /usr/bin/zsh
#2  0x000055fd754a8f7b - 1 zwaitjob - /usr/bin/zsh
#8  0x000055fd754a4bd6 - 1 zsh_main - /usr/bin/zsh
#9  0x0000151bf53dd042 - 1 __libc_start_main - /usr/lib64/libc-2.31.so
#10 0x000055fd754689fe - 1 _start - /usr/bin/zsh
Fetch a source file:
% cat `debuginfod-find source d278249792061c6b74d1693ca59513be1def13f2 \
[source code]

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