RFA: ia64 portion of libunwind patch

Kevin Buettner kevinb@redhat.com
Sat Nov 8 00:13:00 GMT 2003


On Nov 7,  7:07pm, Andrew Cagney wrote:

> >>>>>> On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 18:38:43 -0500, Andrew Cagney <ac131313@redhat.com> said:
> > 
> > 
> >   Andrew> Draging that entire buffer (128k in the case of a program
> >   Andrew> like GDB) across the remote link is going to raise a few
> >   Andrew> eyebrows so a careful examination is justified.
> > 
> > Oh.  Can you remind me why gdb wouldn't be grabbing the unwind table
> > from the ELF binary instead?  You don't drag the debug info over the
> > remote link either, right?
> 
> Because it may not have the elf binary (at least not locally), and it 
> may not have debug info.  People still expect GDB to do something 
> reasonable in those cases.

I'm a little bit puzzled about why we wouldn't have the elf binary...

But, assuming for the moment that we do, we'll definitely have the
unwind info since it's mandated by the ABI.

Kevin



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