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Re: frame unwinding patches
- From: Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- To: Milian Wolff <mail at milianw dot de>
- Cc: elfutils-devel at sourceware dot org, Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp dot org>, Ulf Hermann <ulf dot hermann at qt dot io>
- Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:55:32 +0200
- Subject: Re: frame unwinding patches
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On Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:40:06 +0200, Milian Wolff wrote:
> - In the example above, the address points into libnvidia-glcore.so and as
> such not compiled by my colleague but rather provided by NVidia as a binary
> blob. When you only got a binary blob and have to make do with it, you cannot
> tell people to "just fix the compiler invocation".
This is their problem they support a vendor who cripples usage of their
products. There is also Intel and AMD.
> - Some JIT compilers, like QV4, actually embed frame pointers into their
> dynamic code, but do not go the extra mile for generating DWARF data or
> asynchronous unwind tables. That is another case where the patches by Ulf
> excel and make elfutils much more useful.
In such case elfutils could provide some workaround with a new eu-stack option: