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Re: [patch] Resolve ppc64 func descriptors as .func (via .opd)

On Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:33:06 +0100, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> This is the disagreement, so goint to write down here a question to IBM ABI
> authority, we can agree upon the question and send it.

Are you fine with the mail below?



Subject: PowerPC64 ABI function descriptors question


asking here for the IBM ppc64 ABI, unrelated to binutils itself.

elfutils should get a resolver of ppc64 .opd:
	[patch] Resolve ppc64 func descriptors as .func (via .opd)
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So that the backtraces are readable on ppc64 such as:
# 0 0x10007fa8          __vmx__sigsetjmp_ent      | # 0 0x10007fa8          .raise
# 1 0x10008370 - 1      __vmx__sigsetjmp_ent      | # 1 0x10008370 - 1      .abort
# 2 0x10001344 - 1      (null)                    | # 2 0x10001344 - 1      .sigusr2
(the addresses in backtrace are entry points, not function descriptors)

I would not like to break / confuse ppc64 ABI naming so asking here.

FYI elfutils address -> name resolver (dwfl_module_addrsym) currently does not
/ cannot use DWARF, we talk only about ELF symbols.

Should the backtrace resolved names be dot-prefixed (".raise") or not ("raise")?
says they should be dot-prefixed - as they are ELF symbols.

But usually in GDB the backtrace is without dots
	#0 raise
	#1 abort
	#2 sigusr2
as DWARF symbols get used instead and DWARF does not use the dot prefix.

If elfutils had name -> address resolver (still without DWARF capability) which
address should be resolved for "raise"?  Should be ".raise" also resolved?

It is clear that BFD currently uses:
	raise for ELF function descriptor
	.raise for ELF code entry point
	raise for DWARF code entry point, overriding the ELF function descriptor

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