[lldb-dev] Questions from a Linux user

Greg Clayton gclayton at apple.com
Wed Jun 9 15:35:49 PDT 2010

On Jun 9, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Joe Damato wrote:

> yo -
> i'm joining the party late, but i saw this message in the archive.
> sorry for the copy/paste...
>> // Do ELF files have any notion of the other shared libraries that
>> // an executable ELF file or a shared library ELF file depend upon?
>> // If this can be determined, just fill in the file list. Else, don't
>> // worry about it (clear the file list and return zero).
>> virtual uint32_t
>> GetDependentModules (FileSpecList& file_list) = 0;
> Yes, ELF files have this. in the dynamic section there is an entry of
> type DT_DEBUG. that holds a pointer to the r_debug structure, which
> holds a pointer to the link_map. the link_map structure is a linked
> list of all the shared objects currently loaded.
> the r_debug structure has the stuff you'll need to get runtime dynamic
> linking working.
> i'm interesting in helping out. where are the linux people working on
> this hanging out? don't want to re-write anything anyone else is
> already hacking on...

I believe Eli Friedman is the only one working on it right now, you might want to coordinate with him.

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