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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.


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

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.