7.46. elfutils

Updated elfutils packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The elfutils packages contain a number of utility programs and libraries related to the creation and maintenance of executable code.

Upgrade to an upstream version

The elfutils packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.161, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1167724)

Bug Fix

BZ#1167724
The eu-stack utility supports showing inlined frames and it is now able to produce backtraces even for processes that might have some of their on-disk libraries updated or deleted.
  • Improved DWZ compressed DWARF multi-file support with new functions, "dwarf_getalt" and "dwarf_setalt", has been introduced.
  • Support for ARM 64-bit architecture and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER, little endian has been added.
  • The libdw library now supports LZMA-compressed (.ko.xz) kernel modules.
  • Support for ".debug_macro" has been added; new functions has been introduced: "dwarf_getmacros_off", "dwarf_macro_getsrcfiles", "dwarf_macro_getparamcnt", and "dwarf_macro_param".
  • New GNU extensions to the DWARF format are now recognized.
  • New functions have been added to the libdw library: "dwarf_peel_type", "dwarf_cu_getdwarf", "dwarf_cu_die", "dwelf_elf_gnu_debuglink", "dwelf_dwarf_gnu_debugaltlink", "dwelf_elf_gnu_build_id".
Users of elfutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.