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Re: [RFC] Add support for .debug_gdb_scripts to mach-o.

Hi Doug,

On 28 Dec 2011, at 00:23, Doug Evans wrote:
I have no means of testing this.

bfd/binutils is pretty good with i686-apple-darwin9 as a target (and gas is gradually getting there);
.. gdb also builds for that target with the mods noted below.

And it's not clear that adding .debug_gdb_scripts to dwarf_section_names_xlat
is reasonable.

It seems the right place to me...

Can anyone using mach-o test this,

.. in its own right, it builds, but needs the following to add it to GAS:

diff --git a/gas/config/obj-macho.c b/gas/config/obj-macho.c
index 74fb0c9..97762f8 100644
--- a/gas/config/obj-macho.c
+++ b/gas/config/obj-macho.c
@@ -526,7 +526,8 @@ static const char * const debug_sections[] =
   /*  9 */ ".debug_pubtypes",
   /* 10 */ ".debug_str",
   /* 11 */ ".debug_ranges",
-  /* 12 */ ".debug_macro"
+  /* 12 */ ".debug_macro",
+  /* 13 */ ".debug_gdb_scripts"

/* ??? Maybe these should be conditional on gdwarf-*.
@@ -823,6 +824,7 @@ const pseudo_typeS mach_o_pseudo_table[] =
{ "debug_str", obj_mach_o_debug_section, 10}, /* extension. */
{ "debug_ranges", obj_mach_o_debug_section, 11}, /* extension. */
{ "debug_macro", obj_mach_o_debug_section, 12}, /* extension. */
+ { "debug_gdb_scripts", obj_mach_o_debug_section, 13}, /* extension. */

{ "lazy_symbol_pointer", obj_mach_o_opt_tgt_section, 1},
{ "lazy_symbol_pointer2", obj_mach_o_opt_tgt_section, 2}, /* extension. */

There is a testcase for .debug_gdb_scripts in
but I'm not sure it'll work as is on mach-o.

no, it won't - we don't yet support .push/pop section in mach-o gas.

I suppose we should .. but not sure when it will hit the top of the TODO ;)


However, in the interim, Darwin's [native] ld supports creating a section from a file.
(so there's a non-assembler way of doing this too).

from darwin's man ld:

Options that control additional content
-sectcreate segname sectname file
The section sectname in the segment segname is created from the contents of
file file. The combination of segname and sectname must be unique D there
cannot already be a section (segname,sectname) from any other input.

... so the following ought to work ...

ld -sectcreate __DWARF __debug_gdb_scr

(will try to fit in a look at this, at some stage - one would need as well, to make it build).


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