[PATCH v2 3/3] dwarf_begin, dwarf_begin_elf: DWARF_C_FLAG_NO_DEBUGALTLINK command flag

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Thu Apr 10 18:26:06 UTC 2014

On 04/10/2014 08:16 PM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-04-10 at 13:08 +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> +	* libdw.h (enum Dwarf_Cmd): New member
>> +	* libdwP.h (DWARF_C_FLAG_MASK): New macro.
>> +	* dwarf_begin_elf.c (check_section): Move call to to
>> +	open_debugaltlink to ...
>> +	(dwarf_begin_elf): here.  Mask command flags and handle
>> +	* dwarf_begin.c (dwarf_begin):  Mask command flags.
> I don't really like this. This assumes we keep the magic opening of the
> altfile in dw. But I think we should just drop it eventually

Yes, but that's not really backwards-compatible.  Even the test suite 

 > and move any magic to the dwfl side. When we provide dwarf_setalt() 
then users
> should just explicitly always use that IMHO.

I have a patch for that as well, but I couldn't find a way to emulate 
the old dwarf_begin behavior using dwfl in the tests/allfcts.c test 
case.  Pointers to documentation or example code much appreciated. :-)

Your dwarf_setalt comments make sense.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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