I have an (ARM) object file that I want to inspect. There are some instructions that load addresses pointing to another area in the object file. I would like to see the contents of the area, but objdump -Ds shows ... and skips the whole section. For example:

000230cc <heap_size_129>:
   230cc:       00000000        andeq   r0, r0, r0

000230d0 <small_integers>:

000231d8 <heap_size_33>:
   231d8:       00000000        andeq   r0, r0, r0

Here, I need the contents of small_integers. Does ... mean it is full of andeq r0,r0,r0 (i.e., null)?

I cannot find other flags beside -Ds in the objdump manpage that may help here.

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... are printed for repeated zero bytes, since that is usually filler data and not interesting. You can use -z, --disassemble-zeroes switch to force their disassembly anyway.

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