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Re: [PATCH] Preserve build IDs

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Preserve build IDs
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:14:41 -0400

On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 13:51 +0200, Lubomir Kundrak wrote:

> Actually that turned to not being a bug, if I recall correctly. It was
> just that in plain flat binary files there's really no way to express
> emptiness other by padding with zeroes.

I don't want to start a protracted discussion about binutils here, but
it's a bug in my opinion.  objcopy is supposed to understand the
optional role of build ID and strip it if it cannot be presented in the
output as a build ID, rather than convert is to piece of binary data
followed by megabytes of "emptiness".

> However this is irrelevant since we no longer include that in the plain
> binary files. There's little use of it anyways, as it would not be
> possible to look it up in the file, given it resides in own section in
> ELF, and plain binaries really have no sections.


Pavel Roskin

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