On Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:16:31 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
If the minidebuginfo was really like its name
suggests a debuginfo file then it would have been an almost perfect fit
for libdwfl. But it is slightly different. Basically it only contains
the symtab related sections and the symtab table is not a replacement,
but an extension of the main file dynsym table.
The original idea really was to make it a replacement for the separate debug
info file, if that one cannot be found.
This also means one could put for example .debug_* sections into
That the symtab table is not a replacement but an extension affects elfutils
but GDB does not care - GDB has already just merged all the symtab variants it
OTOH I do not think it is a problem as - if it ever remains in use - it
probably won't get used for anything besides the .symtab.