[coreboot] debugging symbols for final ROM image

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Apr 22 02:03:20 CEST 2008

On 22.04.2008 01:08, Jeremy Jackson wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-04-21 at 12:41 +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> I want people to be able to compile initram and stage2 against a
>> shipped/burned ROM (which means the symbol table for the bootblock need
>> to end up in ROM somehow).
> So that's is to say, you want the ELF linking symbols (.symtab
> section) , not the debug symbols.
> In addition, you want to only keep the linker symbols needed for the
> purpose you stated above, and strip the rest.


> I wonder if binutils could handle that.  The "strip" command at least
> lets you specify a list of symbols to keep.

You can use binutils, but the resulting file is still too big for my
taste after compression. That's why my script did lots of dirty tricks
to squeeze binutils output down do an absolute minimum.


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