Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114638
binutils (nm/objdump) manpage is missing information
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
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Description of problem:
The nm manpage doesn't have information for some of the symbol-types
displayed (by objdump). Eg.
F -> Function (?)
O -> Object
g -> Global
And possibly many more. For someone knowledgeable probably a simple
task. But it would help some people to start debugging.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man nm
Why should nm man page document symbol types displayed by objdump?
Well, how it is now is that the objdump manpage refers to the nm page
for a list of symbols. This list is incomplete, so either the list is
copied to the manpage of objdump or it is extend in the nm manpage.
I'm not arguing where it should go, I'm just arguing to add a full
list as I've looked in the code of objdump and couldn't find all the
symbols myself. And it is valuable information that should go in the
manpages should at least explain the output ;-) Thanks for your work.
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