[Reproducible-builds] Bug#808197: diffoscope: readelf --debug-dump can be brutal

Mike Hommey mh+reportbug at glandium.org
Thu Dec 17 05:30:53 UTC 2015

Source: diffoscope
Version: 43
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

When comparing the debug symbol files for Firefox, which are rather massive,
the output for readelf --debug-dump is 1.7GB compressed. Diff can't handle
with that much data without OOM'ing.

However, if each debug section was compared individually, that give more
chance for diffoscope to work. (--debug-dump takes values allowing to treat
each debug section independently)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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