Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo

Frank Ch. Eigler fche at redhat.com
Wed May 9 14:30:41 UTC 2012


notting wrote:

> [...]
> 2) "It will also make it easier to do things like system wide profiling,
> userspace dynamic probes and causual debugging."
>
> However, the Scope: is only gdb and rpm. Wouldn't said tools also need
> changes? Would this be done in libdwarf, or similar?
> [...]

Profiling configurations of systemtap (and perf) would definitely use
this extra local data if it were available.  Ideally for stap's case,
support for these sections would likely reside in elfutils and not
require actual systemtap changes.

- FChE


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