[Dwarf-Discuss] How to create multiple CUs in a single creation

Xie Xianshan xiexs@cn.fujitsu.com
Wed Jul 11 13:26:41 GMT 2012

@David and @Andrew.
Thanks for your quick response.
I`ll be wating for your good news,and  i`ll try other way of making it now.
Thanks again.


David Anderson wrote:
> On 07/09/2012 01:28 AM, Xie Xianshan wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>  I`m trying to generate my own dwarf files with libdwarf API.
>> But i don`t know how to create multiple complication units in a 
>> single creation.
>>  I`ve tried to call dwarf_new_die(dbg,DW_TAG_compile_unit,...) twice,
>> but there was only one CU header generated(two DW_TAG_compile_unit 
>> tag),as follows:
>> ----------------------------
>>  Compilation Unit @ 0:
>>   Length:        170
>>   Version:       2
>>   Abbrev Offset: 0
>>   Pointer Size:  4
>> <0><b>: Abbrev Number: 1 (DW_TAG_compile_unit)
>>     DW_AT_producer    : GNU C 4.6.12
>>     DW_AT_name        : test.c
>>     DW_AT_comp_dir    : /home/work/
>>     DW_AT_ranges      : 0
>>     DW_AT_stmt_list   : 0
>> <1><34>: Abbrev Number: 2 (DW_TAG_subprogram)
>> <0><47>: Abbrev Number: 4 (DW_TAG_compile_unit)
>> ----------------------------
>> Does anybody  have experience to this?
> libdwarf was not designed to prepare multiple CUs in a single 
> creation. Sorry.
> There is nothing inherent in DWARF or libdwarf preventing such, of 
> course.
> And clearly libdwarf needs updating on this point.   But libdwarf 
> cannot do
> what you ask in a single  producer dwarf-init call --- at present.
> Libdwarf can really only produce DWARF2 output at the moment as well.
> Another serious weakness.    While I've been working on the producer
> code for some time, progress has been slow, what with other tasks in 
> life.
> Again, sorry.
> David Anderson

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