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Re: PATCH: PR binutils/12639: nm/readelf failed to detect corrupted symbol table
- From: Richard Sandiford <rdsandiford at googlemail dot com>
- To: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>
- Cc: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:16:04 +0000
- Subject: Re: PATCH: PR binutils/12639: nm/readelf failed to detect corrupted symbol table
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- References: <20131105181852 dot GA29115 at intel dot com>
"H.J. Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Some tools may generate corrupted symbol table such that global symbols
> are treated as local. Linker will complain undefined symbols while
> outputs from nm/readelf show the symbols are defined and global. This
> patch adds corrupted symbol table check to nm/readelf. OK to install?
Hmm, what was the outcome of:
which seemed to be the last word on the original patch? FWIW I agree
that printing "<corrupt>" instead of the binding would be confusing.
but we could be more helpful than "Bad symtab". E.g.:
Symbol %d is in the local area but is not STB_LOCAL
Or if you wanted to get really fancy you could stick a [*] at
the end of the line and say something like:
[*] These symbols are in the local area but are not STB_LOCAL
at the end (all text just examples).
[BTW, sorry for butting in, but the MIPS reference caught my eye...]