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Re: Strip on mips
- From: Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx dot be>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:58:36 +0100
- Subject: Re: Strip on mips
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:46:15PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > The test run-strip-reloc.sh failed on a mips binary. The
> > stripping works now with the patch.
> We like to have consistent tests regardless of host (as well as the tests
> that use the native-built binaries). So what I was suggesting was a new
> test with precise stored binaries.
I can provide you binaries for all arches in Debian if you want,
if you tell me which source to build, and how you want it build.
> > The next problem I see is that eu-readelf -w doesn't actually show
> > the contents of the debug sections, either on the non-stripped
> > or debug only file.
> Well, we don't actually have a mips backend, so various problems are to be
> expected until that porting work gets done. That particular one is due to
> the SHT_PROGBITS check in readelf.c:print_debug. Since SHT_MIPS_DWARF is
> in the SHT_LOPROC..SHT_HIPROC range, it wouldn't be proper to match it
> generically, so we really do need to add an ebl hook for this and then
> write a mips backend that defines it.
I have a mips backend already. I have various backends you don't
have and I've tried a few times to get some of them applied without
So if you provide a hook for it, I'm more than happy to implement
it on mips.