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Re: Tracepoint support in Cygnus GDB ?
On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 08:15:08AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 17:07:01 -0400
> > From: Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 11:41:20PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > > > Separate debug info is very much an embedded feature - it lets embedded
> > > > distros make optional all the debug info for all those embedded C and
> > > > C++ libraries.
> > >
> > > Still, it requires a feature in Binutils that only exists on
> > > GNU/Linux.
> > That is not correct. It works for any ELF target.
> Perhaps I don't know something: I thought that separate debug info
> required support from Binutils, to be able to produce the files with
> the debug info. I'm sure at some point someone said here that this
> option is not available on all systems. Isn't that right? What is
> the exact procedure of producing the separate debug info?
It's not available on non-ELF targets :) Although, it could be
implemented, if anyone cared to do so. It requires use of either
elfutils or of binutils' objcopy program. See the manual for
--only-keep-debug and --add-gnu-debuglink.
> > Don't you consider improved debugging of optimized code to be
> > a feature? Especially considering how abysmal support is now.
> I consider this a bugfix.
Having both implemented and used it, I do not.
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