Commit: Update documentation of readelf's --unwind option

Nick Clifton
Thu Oct 18 15:57:00 GMT 2018

Hi Guys,

  I am applying this patch on behalf of a user who tried to use
  readelf's --unwind option on an AArch64 binary, but found that it was
  not supported.  Eventually I hope to add support for that
  architecture, but in the meantime this extra documentation might help
  other users.


2018-10-18  Nick Clifton  <>

	* doc/binutils.texi (readelf): Document alternatives to the
	--unwind option if it is not supported for the target

diff --git a/binutils/doc/binutils.texi b/binutils/doc/binutils.texi
index cd70791490..6edd7b1ae8 100644
--- a/binutils/doc/binutils.texi
+++ b/binutils/doc/binutils.texi
@@ -4620,7 +4620,11 @@ Displays the contents of the file's relocation section, if it has one.
 @cindex unwind information
 Displays the contents of the file's unwind section, if it has one.  Only
 the unwind sections for IA64 ELF files, as well as ARM unwind tables
-(@code{.ARM.exidx} / @code{.ARM.extab}) are currently supported.
+(@code{.ARM.exidx} / @code{.ARM.extab}) are currently supported.  If
+support is not yet implemented for your architecture you could try
+dumping the contents of the @var{.eh_frames} section using the
+@option{--debug-dump=frames} or @option{--debug-dump=frames-interp}
 @item -d
 @itemx --dynamic

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