[PATCH] DWARF support for AIX v4

David Edelsohn dje.gcc@gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 07:29:00 GMT 2015


On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 8:01 PM, Mike Stump <mikestump@comcast.net> wrote:
> On Sep 24, 2015, at 11:40 AM, David Edelsohn <dje.gcc@gmail.com> wrote:
>> AIX added support for the initially missing DWARF sections.
>> Bad news: The support is in an AIX service pack whose presence on a
>> system requires effort to determine.
>
> So, we faced this problem at Apple, and we just required that people apply the minor updates.  Sometimes life is too short.  I’d just add a line in the doc that says, X isn’t supported without Y.

The DWARF support is useful with the minimal sections.  In fact, most
of the AIX systems to which I personally have access do not have the
support installed.  I don't have control over the patches installed on
most of the systems.  This is the difference between a server
operating system and a personal operating system: most people can
install an update on their Mac OS X system, but not everyone can
install an update on their AIX system.  Many more people can use and
test the DWARF support on AIX without requiring the latest update.

Thanks, David



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