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Re: Latest version of dwarflint?

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your comments!

>Could you take a look at the CONTRIBUTING file?

How should I send this patches? Should I wait for you to make a new "dwarflint" branch which follows master branch or?


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Subject: Re: Latest version of dwarflint?
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 21:00 CEST
From: Mark Wielaard <>
To: Djordje Todorovic <>, "Ananthakrishna Sowda	(asowda)" <>
CC: "" <>
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> Hi Djordje,
> On Thu, 2017-09-21 at 18:07 +0200, Djordje Todorovic wrote:
> > I have managed to integrate dwarflint on the top of elfutils-0.170
> > release, so dwarflint and locstats can use all conveniences and
> > improvements of the newest libdw library (such as 
> > handling ops like DW_OP_GNU_entry_value).
> Very nice.
> > It is used internally by our compiler team. I have also managed to
> > add some new enhancements for locstats, such as reporting summary
> > either for formal parameter or local variable, 
> > reporting some kind of verbose info about particular variable or
> > formal parameter of particular function.
> > But, beside these enhancements that were interested for our compiler
> > team, dwarflint and locstats have a lot of good utilities that can be
> > really useful to compiler developers. For 
> > example, dwarflint tool can detect mistakes in debug sections such as
> > debug info, debug line etc., and help compiler developers to get rid
> > of those mistakes. Locstats can 
> > apparently report useful summary and show progress of making better
> > coverage for local variables or formal parameter in debug sections,
> > so it can save a lot of time to compiler 
> > developers.
> Yes, I know some compiler hackers have found it useful. And I was a
> little sad nobody had time to keep dwarflint up to date. It is really
> great to hear you have.
> > At least, maybe considering a making new branch called „dwarflint“ on
> > elfuitls git repository, which follows the newest source code, would
> > be good for the beginning, the same as it 
> > was on elfutils-0.152? Because, getting more feedback from users,
> > these tools would be better and more useful, so it can be, one day,
> > merged on to master branch.
> >
> > If you are interested, I can share my patches.
> Yes please do share. I cannot promise to have a lot of time reviewing
> the code. But I am certainly interested. Creating a public "dwarflint"
> branch sounds like a good idea.
> Could you take a look at the CONTRIBUTING file? We don't have to be
> very formal for code not directly going onto master. But having at
> least a Signed-off-by line on the patches makes sure we can eventually
> integrate them officially.
> Thanks,
> Mark

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