[Dwarf-Discuss] DWARF2 - Endianity issues for DW_AT_bit_offset fields

Boyapati, Anitha Anitha.Boyapati at atmel.com
Mon Sep 5 02:15:04 PDT 2011



Hello All,

In DWARF2, I have some trouble understanding why GCC is generating negative offsets for DW_AT_bit_offset field of structure using bitfields (C language). The target is little-endian. 

Incidentally I happen to come across the endianity issues discussed in http://dwarfstd.org/ShowIssue.php?issue=081130.1&type=closed3


It mentions the original problem described in three emails -

"
Brender email of 2008-05-17
Robinson email of 2008-05-19
Allen email of 2008-07-07
"


I tried searching them in dwarf-discuss archives but could not find. Can someone give me the links to the above conversations?

Thanks


Anitha



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