abi-dumper(1) a tool to dump ABI of an ELF object containing DWARF debug info



ABI Dumper (abi-dumper) Dump ABI of an ELF object containing DWARF debug info


ABI Dumper is a tool for dumping ABI information of an ELF object containing DWARF debug info.
The tool is intended to be used with ABI Compliance Checker tool for tracking ABI changes of a C/C++ library or kernel module.
This tool is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU LGPL or GNU GPL.


abi-dumper [options] [object]


abi-dumper libTest.so -o ABI.dump abi-dumper Module.ko.debug -o ABI.dump


Print this help.
Print version information.
Print the tool version (0.99.15) and don't do anything else.


-o|-output PATH
Path to the output ABI dump file. Default: ./ABI.dump
Sort data in ABI dump.
Print ABI dump to stdout.
Print all warnings.
-vnum NUM
Set version of the library to NUM.
-extra-info DIR
Dump extra analysis info to DIR.
Do not dump information about inline functions, pure virtual functions and non-exported global data.
Dump unused data types.
Dump symbols not exported by the object.
-symbols-list PATH
Specify a file with a list of symbols that should be dumped.
Do not dump stdc++ and gnu c++ symbols.
Equal to: -all-types -all-symbols.
Dump static (local) symbols.
-compare OLD.dump NEW.dump
Show added/removed symbols between two ABI dumps.
-alt PATH
Path to the alternate debug info (Fedora). It is detected automatically from gnu_debugaltlink section of the input object if not specified.
Show full paths of source files.
-vt-dumper PATH
Path to the vtable-dumper executable if it is installed to non-default location (not in PATH).
-public-headers PATH
Path to directory with public header files or to file with the list of header files. This option allows one to filter out private symbols from the ABI dump.
-ignore-tags PATH
Path to ignore.tags file to help ctags tool to read symbols in header files.
Dump symbols exported by the Linux kernel and modules, i.e. symbols declared in the ksymtab section of the object and system calls.


This manual page was written by Mathieu Malaterre <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Written by Andrey Ponomarenko.


Copyright © 2016 Andrey Ponomarenko's ABI Laboratory License: LGPL or GPL <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/> This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it.