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abi-dumper - 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 (0.99.12) 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 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.

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