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Re: [PATCH] Support gzip compressed exec and core files in gdb
- From: Doug Evans <dje at google dot com>
- To: Gary Benson <gbenson at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Michael Eager <eager at eagerm dot com>, "gdb-patches at sourceware dot org" <gdb-patches at sourceware dot org>, binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:09:50 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Support gzip compressed exec and core files in gdb
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On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 10:42 AM, Gary Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Michael Eager wrote:
>> On 03/11/15 03:07, Gary Benson wrote:
>> >Michael Eager wrote:
>> > > Add support to automatically unzip compressed executable and core
>> > > files. Files will be uncompressed into temporary directory (/tmp or
>> > > $TMPDIR) and are deleted when GDB exits. This should be transparent
>> > > to users, except for disk space requirements. The name of the
>> > > uncompressed file is mentioned, but all references to the file in
>> > > GDB messages is to the file which the user specified.
>> > > diff --git a/gdb/common/filestuff.c b/gdb/common/filestuff.c
>> > > index 14d6324..b2c31fd 100644
>> > > --- a/gdb/common/filestuff.c
>> > > +++ b/gdb/common/filestuff.c
>> > > +#ifndef GDBSERVER
>> > Please do not add GDBSERVER conditionals to gdb/common, I spent
>> > half a year removing them all.
>> > It looks like this code is only used by GDB, not gdbserver, so
>> > the fix is simple, just put the code somewhere GDB-specific.
>> Sure. Any suggestions? gdb_bfd.c seems like the wrong place.
> gdb/utils.c maybe?
Fine by me.
Though, OTOH, there's nothing intrinsic in what's being done there
that gdbserver (or anything else that might want to use common)
couldn't use it tomorrow.
I'd be ok with common/compression.c or some such.