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Re: MiniDebugInfo support
- From: Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:50:07 +0100
- Subject: Re: MiniDebugInfo support
On Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:16:31 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> If the minidebuginfo was really like its name
> suggests a debuginfo file then it would have been an almost perfect fit
> for libdwfl. But it is slightly different. Basically it only contains
> the symtab related sections and the symtab table is not a replacement,
> but an extension of the main file dynsym table.
The original idea really was to make it a replacement for the separate debug
info file, if that one cannot be found.
This also means one could put for example .debug_* sections into
That the symtab table is not a replacement but an extension affects elfutils
but GDB does not care - GDB has already just merged all the symtab variants it
OTOH I do not think it is a problem as - if it ever remains in use - it
probably won't get used for anything besides the .symtab.