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Re: stabs or ecoff for Linux/mips

To: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Subject: Re: stabs or ecoff for Linux/mips
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@zembu.com>
Date: 07 Jun 2001 11:20:05 -0700
Cc: Andrew Cagney <ac131313@cygnus.com>, GDB <gdb@sourceware.cygnus.com>, binutils@sourceware.cygnus.com, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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"H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 02:04:45PM -0400, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> > dwarf2
> > stabs
> > not ecoff (er, isn't ecoff an object format like coff? I guess you mean 
> > something like Dwarf1)

ECOFF is both an object file format and a debugging format.  Irix (at
least Irix 5) uses the ECOFF debugging format with the ELF object file
format (ECOFF smuggled in ELF).

The ECOFF debugging format can also be called mdebug or Third Eye, but
most people simply call it ECOFF.

Ian

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