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Hacking DWARF to Bits: An Aging Assembler Programmer's Journey into the Mystical World of DWARFs Lurking Inside ELFs, Peeking out of the CDA

  • Room: L405
  • Session Number: 19315
Thursday, August 04, 2016: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM


Michael Lewis
Senior Developer
ColeSoft Marketing, Inc.


This session describes the potholes encountered on the road to developing a practical XL C/C++/ Metal C debugger using IBM’s Common Debug Architecture and its DWARF data component. Fixing the known knowns, coping with the known unknowns and discovering the unknown unknowns of missing elements, unexplored structures, and unreferenced variables. (AD6) (SA6) (UX8) (ZOSP1)

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