This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the elfutils project.
Re: dwfl_attach_state alternative taking Ebl?
- From: Milian Wolff <mail at milianw dot de>
- To: elfutils-devel at sourceware dot org
- Cc: Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp dot org>
- Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04:47 +0200
- Subject: Re: dwfl_attach_state alternative taking Ebl?
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <2572422.AxEj1gHkJW@milian-kdab2> <1563796.tLH0IFhUAp@milian-kdab2> <email@example.com>
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:46:34 PM CEST Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-03-30 at 13:14 +0200, Milian Wolff wrote:
> > > OK. How do you know the Elf architecture in that case? How and by what
> > > is it given? Is that an EM constant or some architecture string?
> > In our case we either get it from perf, or the user specifies it directly
> > on the command line. In both cases it is a string like "x86_64", "arm" or
> > "aarch64". We map that to a list of architectures we know about, see
> > e.g.:
> > http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt-creator/perfparser.git/tree/app/
> > perfregisterinfo.h#n29
> > So, any API that would allow us to map these architectures directly to a
> > dwfl/ elf counterpart would simplify our code, or at least would make it
> > easier to understand, as we wouldn't have to wait for an Elf file we can
> > open before calling dwfl_attach_state.
> So you map from simple architecture name like "x86" or "powerpc". But
> what mechanism do you have to whether that is 32 or 64 bit, and big or
> little endian?
As Ulf said, we can add the required mappings. So from my side, I guess your
approach with the three machine/class/data constants would be a good