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Bug#207063: hppa profiling; debian-hppa please advise

tags 207063 + moreinfo, help

Bug#207063 against lintian says:
> /usr/share/lintian/checks/binaries, line 74:
> ]    if ($foo eq '.text' and $sec eq 'Base' and
> ]        $sym eq '__gmon_start__') {
> ]     print "W: $pkg $type: binary-compiled-with-profiling-enabled $file\n";
> I'm no ELF guru, but apparently on hppa every binary has this symbol, even if
> not built with profiling support.
> porridge@sarti:~$ echo 'main(){;}' > a.c
> porridge@sarti:~$ cc -o a a.c
> porridge@sarti:~$ objdump --headers --private-headers -T a|grep gmon
> 00010550  w   DF .text  00000004  Base        __gmon_start__
> porridge@sarti:~$ 

debian-hppa, can you please advise? Has hppa profiling support? If so,
how can we detect that? Are there other compile modes that we could and
should check for?

Please keep the bug in the Cc.

Thank you very much for your advice,

Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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