Bug 83752 - Enh: add support for elf-32 binary dis-assembling
Enh: add support for elf-32 binary dis-assembling
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2003-02-07 17:14 EST by Glen A. Foster
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 08:21:38 EST
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Description Glen A. Foster 2003-02-07 17:14:03 EST
Description of problem: IA64 supports 32-bit Intel instruction set emulation 
and ships a set of x86-compat-libs to allow 32-bit Intel code to run on IA64 
(and IPF).  Yet, running "objdump -d elf-32-format-file" fails on IA64, which 
is understandable since it's not the matching architecture.  However, 
instruction set emulation seems to warrant a case for adding support for dis-
assembling elf-32 binaries on an 64-bit Intel architecture.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -qf $(which objdump)

How reproducible: 100% (always)

Steps to Reproduce:

... run these steps on an IA64/IPF system...
1. scp intel32bithost:/usr/bin/objdump /tmp
2. objdump -d /tmp/objdump
Actual results:

/tmp/objdump:  file format elf32-little

objdump: /tmp/objdump: no symbols
objdump: Can't disassemble for architecture UNKNOWN!
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2003-02-11 08:21:38 EST
Should be fixed in and later (ATM -5).

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