The CIE pointer field of an FDE record contains an offset to a corresponding CIE record. In object files, this value comes with relocation because the value has to be fixed when a linker combines the final section from multiple sources. In most object files there is only one CIE record at offset 0 of the .debug_frame section, so reading a relocated or a raw value makes no difference. However, in partially linked object files there are multiple CIE records and the relocations should be applied to recover the right offset value.
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As this is testing the CIE_pointer field of FDEs, it's porbably best to rename the test to debug-frame-cie-pointer-reloc.test.
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Add a comma after "reference"
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I'm guessing you used obj2yaml to generate this file? It generates excessive whitespace between keys and values, which I find can make it harder to read, and would prefer be removed to make something like this:
FileHeader: Class: ELFCLASS64 Data: ELFDATA2LSB Type: ET_REL Machine: EM_X86_64
Same goes further below.
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No need for the AddressAlign field. Delete it.
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No need for these three fields.
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Does Addend allow a hex number? If so, I feel like 0x28 would be clearer, as it matches the value in the output.