|SUMMARY using Gnu's BFD library for stack traces email@example.com (David Spuler) (1993-12-08)|
|Re: SUMMARY using Gnu's BFD library for stack traces firstname.lastname@example.org (1993-12-08)|
|From:||David Spuler <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 8 Dec 1993 07:23:53 GMT|
In case you missed it, here is a summary of the original post:
# I'm trying to use Gnu's BFD (binary file descriptor) library to add
# program stack traces to a simple debug malloc library.
# The specific problems I'd like to solve using BFD are:
# 1) Provide a stack trace at the current point of execution
# 2) Determine if a given address is on the stack, static, heap, etc
# 3) Determine if a given address refers to a variable (if any)
# and extract its name (if available).
There was very little joy. I received 1 useful message saying
that gdb didn't use BFD for stack traces, and hence using BFD may
not be that helpful. I also received 3 "tell me too" requests.
Some time in the future I plan to hack out the stack trace part
of gdb, but naturally I'd hoped this had already been done
and I'm not sure how successful it will be anyway.
I'll let people know if I produce anything useful this way.
I would appreciate hearing any more information on portable or
non-portable methods of producing stack traces or any of the
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