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Re: Some stuff for 0.159+
- From: Mark Wielaard <mjw at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:55:27 +0100
- Subject: Re: Some stuff for 0.159+
On Wed, 2014-01-15 at 21:47 +0100, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:16:34 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > - Maybe tweak the defaults for eu-stack based on feedback.
> > Maybe use more debug information than just the line numbers if
> > available (e.g. use the subprogram or inlined_subroutine names for the
> > addresses found).
> There is also libbacktrace in GCC. But it has its own DWARF parser/handling.
> libbacktrace needs just the raw PC unwound stack, it figures out DWARF and
> inlined frames on its own. At least Fedora does not package libbacktrace yet.
I forgot about that one. It is completely different from what we provide
since it was designed to be used in-process and doesn't actually do
unwinding (it just uses the system/libgcc _Unwind_Backtrace to get the
raw call stack). Since it is in-process and could be called from a
signal handler it also needs to do everything in a signal safe way. But
that just means that whatever they do, we can do but for different
situations. I'll take a look to see if they use/provide the DWARF
information in an interesting way that we could steal.