Reading Symbol table

"Sabiyur" <>
18 Aug 2006 01:13:49 -0400

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From: "Sabiyur" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 18 Aug 2006 01:13:49 -0400
Keywords: linker, question
Posted-Date: 18 Aug 2006 01:13:49 EDT

Hi All,
I want to write my own tool to trace the code execution.
But I cannot write the Trace macros to the source code.

From Programming group I got the idea to implement this as follows.

"Idea is to extract entry point addresses from a debugger symbol
table, and then write a utility to insert breakpoint instructions at
each on the function entry points. Write the breakpoint routine to
log entry of the function, execute/simulate the displaced instruction,
then branch to continue execution of the called function"

But I don't have any idea about how to read the symbol table and
Insert break points.

I am using MS VS 6.0. Do you have any idea on how to do this? Can
you please refer me some books or online documents to achieve this.

Any help welcome.

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