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Re: [Fwd: Fw: [Fwd: [Fastboot] [RFC]Explanation of Partial dump 3 (analyzingkernel debug information)]]
- From: Vara Prasad <prasadav at us dot ibm dot com>
- To: "Frank Ch. Eigler" <fche at redhat dot com>
- Cc: systemtap <systemtap at sourceware dot org>, kexec-kdump-list at redhat dot com, vgoyal at redhat dot com
- Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 13:58:19 -0700
- Subject: Re: [Fwd: Fw: [Fwd: [Fastboot] [RFC]Explanation of Partial dump 3 (analyzingkernel debug information)]]
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Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
Vara forwarded:Currently they are using different libdwarf but the idea is to use the
same libdwarf that we are using. Roland, responded to me in private
saying he is talking to kdump folks in making them use our libdwarf.
[...] SystemTAP also uses libdwarf and I think SystemTAP is being
shipped with RHEL5. So I hope libdwarf package should already be in.
It's a different libdwarf. The one you are referring to is from
http://reality.sgiweb.org/davea/dwarf.html; the one we use is a
reimplementation within a larger library called elfutils.
I am guessing as far as kdump team is concerned their main focus is RHEL
5 and above hence they should have unbundled libdwarf similar to Fedora
available for them to link with.
(Assuming that systemtap folks have created a separate package and
have not encapsulated the library in system package and linked to it
As it turns out, we use a bundled elfutils for older RHEL builds
and an unbundled (system) elfutils for Fedora builds of systemtap.