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STABS records for 64-bit function arguments via registers in i386
- From: kew at emc dot com
- To: gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:08:19 -0400
- Subject: STABS records for 64-bit function arguments via registers in i386
In i386 architecture (32 bit) gcc can optimize a static function to pass
function arguments via registers (instead of in the stack). For 64-bit
arguments, it uses 2 registers, but gdb reports only 1 (via "info
scope") when the binary being debugged is compiled using the STABS
I checked using objdump and could see indeed only 1 N_RSYM record being
given (so no wonder gdb would only report 1 register).
How does the STABS debugging format indicate the 2 registers used for
passing 64 function arguments in i386 architecture? Is this supported?
If not, what's the process to add support for it?
If this is not the right mailing list to ask this question, sorry and
please if you could refer me to the right mailing list, I'd appreciate it.