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Re: does GDB support IRIX 64 bit executables?
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- Subject: Re: does GDB support IRIX 64 bit executables?
- From: davea at quasar dot engr dot sgi dot com (David B Anderson)
- Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 09:22:16 -0700 (PDT)
On: irix 64 bit pointer apps and dwarf2 and gdb
robert somerville <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>i got this patch from :
> Benjamin Gamsa <email@example.com>
The patch makes no distinction between address-size
and offset-size in the dwarf2, but that is
an essential distinction, I think.
I think the patch as written
will break alpha-64-bit-pointers-using-dwarf2 in dwarf2read.c
That is, it will break
any non-sgi target with 64bit pointers and dwarf2,
as *only* SGI extended offsets/lengths in dwarf2 to 64bits for
64bit pointer apps. And the patch makes no provision for
the coming dwarf2 revision with its compatible allowance
of 32-bit-offset and 64-bit-offset dwarf2 in a single
I believe this is very easily dealt with.
I hope to get to this to suggest a revised patch soon, but
of course, promises are worthless :-)
David B. Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://reality.sgi.com/davea/