[Dwarf-Discuss] armcc DWARF

David Anderson davea42@linuxmail.org
Wed May 23 17:22:21 GMT 2018

On 05/22/2018 05:07 PM, Michael Eager wrote:
> The?thinking?may?be?that?if?the?linker?is?going?to?coalesce?like-
> named?sections?from?multiple?object?files,?it?might?as?well?do
> the?same?for?like-named?sections?in?the?same?object?file.

Yes, that is what the armcc linker does, the final executable has
an ordinary set of sections, no section groups, no surprises.

One thing that puzzles me though is: given two .debug_info and two
not in any section group, how do the armcc tools associate the right
with each .debug_info??? Another is about .debug_abbrev being in a section
group, but applying (apparently) to ALL .debug_info.? Confusing.

The compiler involved is? not gcc (generating this object file).

Here is the? producer string from a hex dump of one .debug_info section:
Component: ARM Compiler 5.06 update 1(build 61) Tool:? armcc? [4d35ad]


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