[Dwarf-Discuss] Proposal to reserve .debug_macro opcode 0xff
eager at eagerm.com
Tue Sep 30 17:06:12 PDT 2014
On 09/30/14 16:30, Petr Machata wrote:
> I'm working on support in elfutils for the .debug_macro proposal.
> The numerical values and semantics of DW_MACINFO_* opcodes are
> equivalent to their new-style DW_MACRO_* counterparts. So a decoder
> could transparently read in .debug_macro instead of .debug_macinfo, and
> serve the opcodes found there to a client, without fear that they get
> Were it not for DW_MACINFO_vendor_ext, 0xff. This value, in new-style
> sections, is part of the vendor extension block, as DW_MACRO_hi_user.
> It could be allocated and emitted, and a client would misinterpret it as
> DW_MACINFO_vendor_ext, decode it, and make decisions based on this
> I would therefore like to propose that the opcode 0xff is considered
> reserved, and DW_MACRO_hi_user is changed to 0xfe.
> Does this sound reasonable? Should I file an issue for this?
>  http://www.dwarfstd.org/ShowIssue.php?issue=110722.1
Yes, please file a comment.
Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
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