Working with the libdwarf library

Arnon Meidav <>
6 Feb 2002 23:40:04 -0500

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From: Arnon Meidav <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 6 Feb 2002 23:40:04 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: linker, question
Posted-Date: 06 Feb 2002 23:40:04 EST

I am trying to use the libdwarf library to read a MIPS object file that
contains DWARF 2 debug info.
For my testing purposes, I am working with the dwarfdump program.
To my dismay, all references/offsets printed have the value 0.
I tried looking at dwarfdump with GDB, and it seems like the values are
copied to the upper 4 bytes
of 8-byte Dwarf_Unsigned variables. These are then truncated to 0, when
converting back to 32bit

I am running dwarfdump on a Windows NT PC (i.e. 32bit x86 Little Endian
processor) using Cygnus,
and the target CPU is a 32bit Big Endian MIPS processor.

Can anyone provide me with any insite on how to work with this library
correctly, or any preprocessor
definitions I need when compiling?

Many thanks,
  - Arnon

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