[rfa:symtab] deprecate inside_entry_func
Sat Nov 1 00:55:00 GMT 2003
On Oct 31, 7:46pm, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> > On Oct 31, 7:07pm, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> >> This patch deprecates the function inside_entry_func. Per the new comments:
> >> + /* NOTE: cagney/2003-10-31: A very simple test, such as
> >> + get_frame_func == entry_point should be sufficient for
> >> + identifying a pc in the entry function. Does anyone know why it
> >> + wasn't sufficient and hence, why the very convoluted
> >> + "deprecated_inside_entry_func" is needed. */
> >> + /* NOTE: cagney/2003-10-31: An ABI and its crt0 code should define
> >> + and implement a clean frame termination. Not doing that is
> >> + really a bug in the ABI/crt0, and, hence, not a reason for
> >> + enabling the call to deprecated_inside_entry_func. */
> > I do agree that it'd be nice if all ABIs provided a clean way to detect
> > the bottom-most frame. Not all of them do however, and in such cases,
> > a mechanism like inside_entry_func() is necessary.
> > So, in short, I oppose the deprecation of this function.
> Kevin, you previously wrote:
> >> I'd like to avoid re-introducing a dependency on inside_entry_func() as
> >> that places garish requirements on the object file readers :-(
> > I agree that object file readers should not attempt to track of
> > the bounds of the start function. However, given an arbitrary
> > address, it's not unreasonable to ask the symtab machinery to attempt
> > to figure out the function bounds. And, in fact, this is just what
> > find_pc_partial_function() does.
Yes, the reason I wrote this was to note that there are other ways of
implementing inside_entry_func() which wouldn't place garish
requirements on the object file readers.
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