Request for approval: Allow Java's ELF symtab reader to use separate debuginfo files
Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Sat Jan 9 01:27:26 UTC 2010
I've been told That Tom had suggested an alternative fix, I had not seen this
email. But if adding symbols to the mapfiles fixes it, then than seems
Does adding in the ability to read alternative debuginfo files provide
some additional functionality?
Re: Request for approval: Allow Java's ELF symtab reader to use separate debuginfo files
Tom Rodriguez <Thomas.Rodriguez at Sun.COM>
Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:54:46 -0800
Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com>
hotspot-dev Source Developers <hotspot-dev at openjdk.java.net>, tl at openjdk.java.net
I think a better fix is to add the required gHotSpot* symbols to the mapfile so that they are always exported. This way
jmap would work even if the debug symbols for libjvm.so weren't installed on the machine. I actually thought we already
did this because we explicitly export a few vtbls for use by the SA but apparently we don't. I must have been thinking
of windows where you have to explicitly export them or they won't show up at all. Anyway, adding this to the mapfiles
will allow it work as is:
# SA symbols
Would this be acceptable?
On Jan 8, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> > On 12/09/2009 03:36 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> >> This is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=541548
>> >> The symptom is that jmap doesn't work because target libraries are stripped.
>> >> The fix is to allow the symtab reader to use the separate debuginfo files
>> >> that are available for all (AFAIK) GNU/Linux distributions.
> > This is now also https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/show_bug.cgi?id=100126
> > Webrev at http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~aph/100126-hotspot-webrev/
> > I have now checked several Linux distros, old and new, and although
> > they keep their debuginfo files in different places, this patch works
> > on all of them.
> > Is this OK? And, if so, which repos should I push the patch to?
> > Thanks.
> > Andrew.
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