September 2006 meeting minutesWed 20 September 2006 by Joe
Date and Time: 09-09-2006 10.30-11.30
Speaker: R. Subramani, Final year CSE student, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
Topic: GNU Binutils
gas - Introduction to GNU assembler was taken. A small example with basic operations, assembler directives were taken with an example.
nm, objdump, strings were explained with an object file.
ld - Introduction to GNU linker and the usage of linker scripts were discussed.
gprof - How we can use GNU profiler to determine which parts of a program are taking most of the execution time was discussed with an example.
nlmconv, objcopy and the format of ELF were also discussed.
The meeting ended with the discussion about FStival'06.