Stan Shebs <email@example.com> writes:
> "H . J . Lu" wrote:
>> What is the better debug format for Linux/mips in the terms of gdb
>> and binutils, stabs or ecoff? I know the future is dwarf2. But I need
>> something stable now. Since Linux/x86 uses stabs, I lean toward to
>> stabs. Any comments?
> Go with stabs and ELF. Neither ecoff's base file format nor the debug
> info were particularly well-documented (I remember some of the bits in
> GNU being figured out by reverse engineering!), perpetuating it will
> just make your life more difficult in the long run. It will also be
> easier to move to dwarf2 when the opportunity arises.
mdebugread is also an evil piece of code.
It duplicates almost all of buildsym. I've had to perform *major*
surgery (and am still not done yet) to do the block hash table thing.
"I looked out my apartment window, and I saw a bird wearing
sneakers and a button saying, "I ain't flying no where." I
said, "What's your problem buddy?" He said, "I'm sick of this
stuff -- winter here, summer there, winter here, summer there.
I don't know who thought this stuff up, but it certainly wasn't
a bird." I said, "Well, I was just making breakfast, come on
in. Want some eggs? Sorry."