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Re: RFC: Add support for SHF_COMPRESSED

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:18 AM, Cary Coutant <> wrote:
>> I added --compressed-debug-sections=[none|zlib] to as and
>> objcopy.  I updated gold to decompress SHF_COMPRESSED
>> section.  I didn't add --compressed-debug-sections=[none|zlib]
>> to gold since I don't know if this name is a final choice nor
>> gold maintainers want such an option.
> objcopy, gas, and gold already have the --compress-debug-sections
> option (though only gold takes "=[none|zlib]" as a parameter; objcopy
> and gas always use zlib, and spell the negative as
> --nocompress-debug-sections).
> I don't see any point in adding another option, especially one spelled
> so similarly -- just use the existing option and make it generate the
> new form, after all the consumers understand both formats. (And I
> prefer a verb to an adjective.)

Which consumers do we care?

> If you want the option to generate either format, how about something
> like "--compress-debug-sections=[none|zlib|zlib-old|zlib-new]"? (Where
> "zlib" would generate the old for a while, then we'd switch it to the
> new after some time.

I will do it.



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