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Re: [PATCH] Support gzip compressed exec and core files in gdb

How will this affect split DWARF?

If you uncompress a foo.gz binary, and the binary has relative paths
to .dwo files, will GDB look for the .dwo files relative to the
original binary, or to the uncompressed binary?

When it looks for a .dwp file, will it look for foo.dwp or foo.gz.dwp,
and will it look in the same directory as the original, or in /tmp?

If foo.dwp is also compressed, will it uncompress that?

Would it make sense to support .tar.gz/.tgz files containing both a
binary and its .dwp?


On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 4:01 PM, 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.
> This operation cannot be done completely by BFD because BFD allows an opened
> file to be passed to it for processing.  GDB uses this functionality.
> BFD:
>   * bfd-in2.h: Regenerate.
>   * bfd.c (struct bfd): Add uncompressed_filename.
>   * bfdio.c (bfd_get_mtime): Set bfd->mtime_set to true.
>   * cache.c (bfd_open): Open previously created uncompressed file.
> GDB:
>   * common/filestuff.c (struct compressed_file_cache_search,
> eq_compressed_file,
>   is_gzip, decompress_gzip, do_compressed_cleanup, gdb_uncompress): New.
>   * common/filestuff.h (gdb_uncompress): Declare.
>   * corelow.c (core_open): Uncompress core file.
>   * exec.c (exec_file_attach): Uncompress exe file.
>   * symfile.c (symfile_bfd_open): Uncompress sym (exe) file.
>   * gdb.texinfo: Mention gzipped exec and core files.
> --
> Michael Eager
> 1960 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306  650-325-8077

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