By Darryl Gove on Sep 13, 2007
Just been looking at the dwarf debug format. In Sun Studio 12, all the compilers switched to using this format over the older stabs format. Chris Quenelle has put a useful guide to debug information up on the Sun Wiki. The dwarf format overview document is probably the easiest to read, the version 3 specification document is more detailed. The tool to extract the dwarf information from an object file is dwarfdump. For example the -l flag will extract line number info.