This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the elfutils project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: [RFC] libdw: prepend current directory in read_srclines

Hi Mark,

> Am 29.03.2017 um 22:15 schrieb Torsten Polle <>:
> Hi Mark,
>> Am 27.03.2017 um 22:45 schrieb Mark Wielaard <>:
>> Hi Torsten,
>> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 08:35:50PM +0200, Torsten Polle wrote:
>>> I observed that readelf and elfutils sometimes report different results.
>> Do you have an example of this? It would be good to have a testcase.
>>> PFA a patch that corrects this. I’m not sure whether the way I tackled
>>> the problem is acceptable.
>> I see why you are proposing this. The DWARF spec does say about the
>> include_directories "Each path entry is either a full path name or is
>> relative to the current directory of the compilation". So your patch
>> does make sense.
>> But it does depend on what users of dwarf_getsrclines expect.
>> Or any use of Dwarf_Line/Dwarf_Files. I think those users expect that
>> the returned file names can be relative. And that they should make them
>> absolute using index zero or the comp_dir themselves.
>> So if you do have an example where the expected output isn't what you
>> believe it should be we should examine if there is some other way to
>> do the right thing.
>> Cheers,
>> Mark
> thanks for the answer. I’ll come back with an example, which is SystemTap based. :-)
> Please allow for some delay. I expect to provide an example in about two weeks.
> Regards,
> Torsten

Sorry for coming back so late. Please find attached my reproduction.

I compile the simple program relative.c:

int main()
  return 0;

with the command "gcc -g ../2017-05-03-elfutils/relative.c -o relative“.

When I run systemtap with the command
/opt/tooling/adit/systemtap/bin/stap -g -a i386 -B CROSS_COMPILE=i586-poky-linux- -r /home/polle/work/build/poky/build/tmp/work/qemux86-poky-linux/linux-yocto/4.8.12+gitAUTOINC+926c93ae07_021b4aef55-r0/build --sysroot=/home/polle/work/build/poky/build/tmp/work/qemux86-poky-linux/core-image-sato/1.0-r0/rootfs -L 'process("/bin/relative").function("main").call‘

I get the following output:

But running nm returns the following.
nm -l | grep relative
080483eb T main	/home/polle/work/issues/2017-05-03-elfutils/../2017-05-03-elfutils/relative.c:1

I hope this helps.

Kind Regards,

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]