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Saturday, February 20 • 10:30am - 10:55am
debuginfod: get debugging data + sources easily

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Developers and troubleshooters often need to debug binaries. Often, these binaries are running in deployments where the DWARF debuginfo & source code are not already there. So a troubleshooter must either make do without, or download them. On Fedora/RHEL family distros, and on many others, manual & privileged steps are often required.

elfutils debuginfod was released at the end of 2019 to start making it easy to distribute such debugging artifacts to all sorts of debugging-like tools across a network. We now have client support in almost all major tools, and servers you can easily run for yourself. We also have servers coming online for major distros. The effect is that if your machine can talk HTTP, it can make debugging & exploration of the system painless and quick. That includes servers and containers too.

We will discuss installation, client usage and API, server configuration & management, and maybe sneak in a demo or two.

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Frank Ch. Eigler

Red Hat
Frank is a systems software developer, free software fan, and leader of a team of likeminded folks.

Aaron Merey

Software Engineer, Red Hat

Saturday February 20, 2021 10:30am - 10:55am CET
Session Room 1