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Re: gdbarch_init called for core files, too?
Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 10:59:21AM -0700, Michael Snyder wrote:
> > Yeah, bfd has a few holes when it comes to recognizing core files.
> > If you find one, fill it. ;-)
> Err, bfd recognizes the core file just fine. But the core file doesn't
> have the same distinctive marks as the executable, although it does have:
> Notes at offset 0x000002a8 with length 0x000002f4:
> Owner Data size Description
> NetBSD-CORE 0x0000009c NetBSD procinfo structure
> NetBSD-CORE@1 0x00000100 PT_GETREGS (reg structure)
> NetBSD-CORE@1 0x00000108 PT_GETFPREGS (fpreg structure)
> Now, the the annoying things is that the BFD section that these notes
> are located in is called:
> 10 note10 000002f4 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 000002a8 2**0
> CONTENTS, READONLY
> ...and the name changes based on how many sections preceed it. Sure, I
> could use strncmp(), but it's still icky :-)
That's somewhat standard for bfd and corefiles. The note sections are
numbered consecutively, and sometimes one note section is broken up
into several pseudo-sections with special, meaningful names. The
sections with actual memory / data in them are also numbered