[Dwarf-Discuss] DWARF dumpers should note compressed sections

paul.robinson at sony.com paul.robinson at sony.com
Fri Aug 3 07:59:23 PDT 2018


Recently somebody was poking around looking at compressed DWARF sections,
and observed that some tools (dwarfdump, objdump, readelf) were dumping
them just fine, but without any indication that the original section was
compressed (citing ELF flag SHF_COMPRESSED).  If anybody on this list
happens to be a maintainer of a DWARF dumper :0) they might want to take
a look at reporting this tidbit.

I know that some toolchains prefix a compressed section name with "z"
(e.g., .zdebug_info) but I wasn't aware of the ELF section flag.
--paulr



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