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[commit] NEWS update; + expected release of 0.156


going to release 0.156 these days (Mark Wielaard is offline).

If there is anything appropriate to fix at this last moment mail me, please.


commit a55b11834d3ee63525ff346d356e84171bad8ecb
Author: Jan Kratochvil <>
Date:   Fri Jul 19 00:24:06 2013 +0200

    NEWS: Add entries for Version 0.156.
    Signed-off-by: Jan Kratochvil <>

diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index bffe62d..9e2432b 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+2013-07-18  Jan Kratochvil  <>
+	* NEWS: Add entries for Version 0.156.
 2013-04-28  Jan Kratochvil  <>
 	* NEWS (Version 0.156): New.
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index a71a87c..3a2cc39 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,6 +1,71 @@
 Version 0.156
+     Fix pread and pwrite if they return incomplete data.
+libdw: Fix DW_CFA_expression parsing of initial pushed value.
+       Fix false error return on no matching CFI from __libdw_find_fde.
+       Fix uninitialized register contents memory in execute_cfi.
+       Handle GNU extension opcodes in dwarf_getlocation.
+       Handle FORM_GNU_strp_alt for files with string data only in dwz file.
+       srcfiles and srclines fixes for partial_units.
+       dwarf_getsrclines mark highest address as end_sequence.
+       dwarf_getsrclines don't set end_sequence when there are no lines.
+       libdw_visit_scopes: Don't recurse into imported unit children.
+       getcfi_scn_eh_frame: Don't crash when .eh_frame bits aren't there.
+       Don't blow up stack in dwarf_getsrclines with lots of lines.
 libdwfl: dwfl_report_elf has new parameter add_p_vaddr.
+         Fix STB_GLOBAL over STB_WEAK preference in dwfl_module_addrsym.
+         Fix bias for vDSOs from core files.
+         Fix bias for DSOs loaded from core file with build-id.
+         Fix loading PIEs specified with both -e and --core.
+         Fix double free in Linux kernel modules reporting.
+         Add minisymtab support.
+         Fix 64-bit -> 32-bit vDSO reporting.
+         Try opening files with all installed compression libraries.
+         srcfiles and srclines fixes for partial_units.
+         Fix dwfl_report_elf BASE alignment.
+         Add parameter add_p_vaddr to dwfl_report_elf.
+         Use DT_DEBUG library search first.
+         Don't assert on mod->e_type in __libdwfl_relocate_value.
+libelf: Handle unaligned accesses.
+libebl: Handle new core note types in EBL.
+        Fix default_abi_cfi.
+backends: Fix FPREGSET_SIZE for ARM, interpret NT_ARM_VFP.
+          Implement core file registers parsing for s390/s390x.
+          Check type DIE exists before calling dwarf_tag ().
+readelf: Add --elf-section input option to inspect an embedded ELF file.
+         Add -U, --unresolved-address-offsets output control.
+         Add --debug-dump=decodedline support.
+         Accept version 8 .gdb_index section format.
+         Fix displaying bitmaps.
+         Adjust output formatting width.
+         Fix DW_OP_skip and DW_OP_bra targets calculation.
+         Fix printing .eh_frame pcrel addresses.
+         Fix displayed location list addresses base.
+         When highpc is in constant form print it also as address.
+         Display raw .debug_aranges. Use libdw only for decodedaranges.
+         Format first DW_OP_GNU_implicit_pointer argument as DIE offset.
+         Print actual DW_OP_GNU_parameter_ref DIE offset.
+         Print actual DIE offsets of DW_OP_GNU_<type> ops.
+nm: Fix invalid symbol name message output.
+ar: Fix memory corruption.
+elflint: Add __bss_start__ to the list of allowed symbols.
+tests: Add configure --enable-valgrind option to run all tests under valgrind.
+       Enable automake parallel-tests for make check.
+translations: Updated Polish translation.
+Updates for Automake 1.13.
 Version 0.155

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