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The Elftoolchain project develops BSD-licensed implementations of essential compilation tools and libraries for handling ELF based program objects.
This release is the first public release of the software developed by the Elftoolchain project.
This release comprises the following libraries and utilities.
Name Description ar Archive manager. addr2line Debug tool. brandelf Manage the ELF brand on executables. c++filt Translate encoded symbols. elfcopy Copy and translate between object formats. elfdump Diagnostic tool. findtextrel Find undesired text relocations. libdwarf DWARF access library. libelf ELF access library. mcs Manage comment sections. nm List symbols in an ELF object. ranlib Add archive symbol tables to an archive. readelf Display ELF information. size List object sizes. strings Extract printable strings. strip Discard information from ELF objects.
Each public API and invocable utility has its own manual page (327 manual entries, documented in 186 files).
Additionally, this release contains the following documentation:
Name Description libelf-by-example A tutorial introduction to libelf.
The release contains the following test suites:
Name Description ar Test the ar utility. elfcopy Test the elfcopy utility. elfdump Test the elfdump utility. libdwarf Test the libdwarf library. libelf Test the libelf library. nm Test the nm utility.
This software is designed to run on Unix(TM)-like operating systems such as the BSD-family of operating systems and GNU/Linux.
This release has been built and tested on the following operating systems:
Instructions for building and installing this software from source are described in the file "INSTALL".
This is the first public release of the Elftoolchain sources.
Some of the libraries and utilities in this release were originally developed at the FreeBSD project. These components differ from their prior versions in FreeBSD source tree in the following ways:
Additionally, the manual pages associated with these components have been improved.
There were no outstanding issues at the time of the release.
This release has the following limitations:
|Test coverage:||Our test suites are being developed; test coverage for this release is partial.|
|Performance and Memory Use:|
|Our tools have not been characterized for their memory usage or for their performance characteristics.|
We hope to address these limitations in future releases.
The test summary for this release is presented below:
Suite Tests (32&64 bit) FreeBSD 8.2 (i386 & amd64) NetBSD 5.0.2 (i386) Ubuntu 10.04LTS (i386 & x86_64) ar 51 & 50 P: 51 & 50 P: 51 P: 51 & 50 elfcopy 39 P: 39 P: 39 P: 39 elfdump 155 P: 155 P: 155 P: 155 libdwarf 133 P: 133 P: 133 P: 133 libelf 1024 P: 1020, U: 4 P: 1020, U: 4 P: 1020, U: 4
F: Test failures. P: Test successes. U: Unresolved tests.
- The test suite for ar contains one test that is applicable only on 32-bit systems.
- Four test cases in the libelf test suite cannot be tested on account of shortcomings in the test infrastructure in the current release.
The project's website is at http://elftoolchain.sourceforge.net/.
The source code for this software and for its associated documentation is open-source under the BSD license.
The project's developers may be contacted using the mailing list: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Please use our Trac instance for viewing existing bug reports and for submitting new bug reports.
This software is copyright its authors, and is distributed under the BSD License.