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Old 01-04-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
Filipe
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symbol table


Can anyone tel me one site w tuturial about
the symbol table in an object file?
And why if i strip the executable file it
cotinues to work?

what kind of ( redundant ??... )information does this table have?...


thank you .
 
Old 01-04-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
Surekha Gupta
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Symbol table in an object file keeps information about the addresses of the functions within that object file. This information is usually used by debuggers like gdb.If you are not using the debugger, the information is not needed in usual cource of execution, and can safely be trimmed. If you are using a system with lilited memory, you want to keep your objects small(typically in an embedded system) and hence may a times objects are stripped before installing in the final image.
Try GNU tookit guides for help.

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