PATCH: readelf: Print sh_flags in hex
Tue Aug 9 16:05:00 GMT 2005
Hi H. J.
> Since the current readelf doesn't provide complete information on
> sh_flags, should I just change the default one to
> [Nr] Name Type Addr Off Size ES Lk Inf Al
> [ 0] .text PROGBITS 00001010 001010 000011 00 0 0 4
> [0x10000006]: ALLOC, EXEC, PROC (0x1000000)
No - people may have scripts that parse the current output and these
will not expect the new lines. I prefer your idea of having a new
switch to enable a more complete list of the section's flags.
In fact it occurs to me that there is possibly a need for this new
switch to enable a more generally verbose section header description,
covering things like the sh_info field, the sh_link field and so on.
More description names for the columns being displayed would also help.
The new switch might also be combined with the --full-section-name
and/or the --wide switches in order to reduce the number of switches
affecting the section header output, thus making readelf simpler to use.
What do you think of these ideas ?
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