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Re: [PATCH] Support gzip compressed exec and core files in gdb
- From: Michael Eager <eager at eagerm dot com>
- To: Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>, "gdb-patches at sourceware dot org" <gdb-patches at sourceware dot org>, binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:37:45 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Support gzip compressed exec and core files in gdb
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On 03/12/15 10:11, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:02 +0100, Michael Eager wrote:
I misspoke/misremembered. It isn't exec_close() which closes the
file, it is bfd_cache_close_all(). The bfd is not closed, only
This is problematic, I have already posted a pending patch for it:
[patch] Do not close BFDs, breaking deleted inferior shlibs
Thanks. I'll see if this eliminates the need for the BFD patch.
Allowing an opened fd to be passed into BFD makes
doing the decompression in BFD problematic, since BFD doesn't
know where the opened file was found, and the decompress libraries
(at least gzopen()) expects a path, not an opened fd.
One can readlink(/proc/self/fd/%d) although I haven't checked now how exactly
to use it.
This won't tell what flags were used to open the file,
so that the same flags can be used on the decompressed file.
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