still using stabs debug format?

Kumar Gala galak at
Thu Sep 13 02:00:32 EST 2007

Ben, Uli

Paul/BenH suggested that you might be able to help with my question.

> On Aug 17, 2007, at 7:54 PM, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>>> Is anyone really still using the stabs format for kernel debug?
>>> can we kill off the .stabs references?
>> What, you want to replace them with dwarf markup?  Or just
>> get rid of the debug info completely?
> There are two users today:
> * N_SO for file information we can easily make into .file
> * N_FUN used in _GLOBAL() that marks it a 'function' is a bit
> misleading since we use this for both functions and data.  Not sure
> what to do about that one, any suggestions?

#define _GLOBAL(n)      \
         .text;          \
         .stabs __stringify(n:F-1),N_FUN,0,0,n;\
         .globl n;       \

this is the .stabs reference I'm trying to figure out what the dwarf  
equiv would be.

- k

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