Subject: objdump lossage on ELF files
To: None <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/26/1999 19:31:19
GNU objdump seems to lose a bit on ELF files; when doing an objdump
of a sparc ELF kernel, for example, it shows me five sections.
Unfortunately, (as verified by Solaris dump(1) and personal poking
about in the binary) there are ten sections in the file. objdump
doesn't print any info about
.ident, the string tables, etc.

Is this normal behaviour for objdump, or is it broken? If this is
how objdump is supposed to work, I'm going to be very tempted to
find or write an elfdump(1) program for NetBSD....

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