Ard Biesheuvel

On Wed, 24 Mar 2021 at 16:18, Laszlo Ersek <> wrote:


On 03/24/21 02:49, Hernandez Miramontes, Jose Miguel wrote:

Is anyone familiar with this file? (Edk2\BaseTools\Scripts\
I would like to understand more what it does and why it is needed.

When looking at the .efi output of genfw, it seems the .build-id section generated by gcc is discarded.
git-blame is your friend. It leads to commit 7fd5d619806d ("BaseTools
GCC: drop GNU notes section from EFI image", 2016-08-02).
The build-id is used by Linux distros when they ship debug symbols
with production shared libraries. The build-id permits the loader to
look up the correct file, and confirm that the versions match.

In EDK2, the ELF binary is only an intermediate artifact, and so I
fail to see why we would need build IDs here. If the ELF binary was
built with debug symbols, they will be in the binary itself, not in a
side loaded symbol file.

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