[RFA] "maint print psymbols" with large section tables

Eli Zaretskii eliz@is.elta.co.il
Thu Mar 1 00:47:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Michael Elizabeth Chastain wrote:

> This patch fixes "maint print psymbols" to work better with large
> section offset tables.  The existing code prints the whole section offset
> tale all on one line, which is awkward when a section offset table has
> 900+ entries.  (The code thinks it is wrapping lines, but wrap_here()
> does no good when all the output is going to outfile).
> The existing code also takes so long to execute that I saw timeout
> failures in gdb.base/maint.exp.  This is my motivation for changing
> the code.
> The new code prints only the non-zero entries of a section offset table,
> one per line.

I don't like removing features, unless we know for a fact that no one
uses them.  In my experience, many times a feature is requested
shortly after it is removed ;-)

Is it possible that someone would want to see the zero entries as
well?  If so, I think we should at least leave behind some option that
could be used to see all the entries, albeit in a different format
(one per line).

Also, if this patch is accepted, please update the docs of "maint print 
psymbols" in gdb.texinfo.  It should at least say that zero entries are 

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