[Dwarf-Discuss] DWARF: extend DW_TAG_compile_unit entry with one more attribute, DW_TAG_hash_value

Michael Eager eager at eagerm.com
Sat Dec 16 14:51:56 PST 2017


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On 12/16/2017 01:26 PM, Александр Поваляев wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> here is my proposal to extend DW_TAG_compile_unit entry with a set of 
> attributes. Actually one attribute is mostly needed, namely
>   DW_TAG_hash_value. This attribute is presumed to be optional. If a 
> compile unit (DW_TAG_compile_unit) has got this attribute 
> (DW_TAG_hash_value), the attibute value is generated as a hash function 
> taken over all the compile unit DWARF debug information. Hash function 
> might be selected as SHA1.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Aleksandr

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