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Re: [lto] PATCH: Locate DWARF information in ELF files
On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 07:49:06PM -0400, Daniel Berlin wrote:
> Uli has a replacement for it if you really want one.
Yes, elfutils is now GPLed as whole (previously libelf alone in it was dual
licensed GPL/OSL and the rest was OSL), so there really shouldn't be any
obstackles in using it. libelf is certainly a good choice for lto ELF
> > Even some GNU/Linux does not
> > include libelf by default. Why not use BFD to read the dwarf2 info
> > instead?
> Because BFD is such overkill for this that it's not even funny.
> libelf is much much simpler, and i think a good choice to start with.
Furthermore, BFD has no stable ABI, so it is quite hard for GCC to rely on
its ABI of the day, unless everybody is forced to using a combined