dwarves - Debugging Information Manipulation Tools (pahole & friends)

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Autoimports i586
Package filename dwarves-1.15-alt1_3.i586.rpm
Package name dwarves
Package version 1.15
Package release alt1_3
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Development/Tools
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 267.62 KB
Installed size 267.62 KB
dwarves is a set of tools that use the debugging information inserted in
ELF binaries by compilers such as GCC, used by well known debuggers such as
GDB, and more recent ones such as systemtap.
Utilities in the dwarves suite include pahole, that can be used to find
alignment holes in structs and classes in languages such as C, C++, but not
limited to these.
It also extracts other information such as CPU cacheline alignment, helping
pack those structures to achieve more cache hits.
These tools can also be used to encode and read the BTF type information format
used with the Linux kernel bpf syscall, using 'pahole -J' and 'pahole -F btf'.
A diff like tool, codiff can be used to compare the effects changes in source
code generate on the resulting binaries.
Another tool is pfunct, that can be used to find all sorts of information about
functions, inlines, decisions made by the compiler about inlining, etc.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dwarves-1.15-alt1_3.x86_64.rpm 1.15 x86_64 Autoimports
dwarves - - -


Name Value
/bin/bash -
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 -
/usr/bin/python3 -
coreutils -
diffutils -
gcc-common -
libdwarves1 = 1.15-alt1_3
libelf.so.1 -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
dwarves = 1.15-alt1_3


Type URL
Mirror ftp.altlinux.org
Binary Package dwarves-1.15-alt1_3.i586.rpm
Source Package dwarves-1.15-alt1_3.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/autoimports/Sisyphus i586 autoimports
    rpm [Sisyphus] http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/autoimports/Sisyphus noarch autoimports
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install dwarves rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install dwarves



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