Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Tue May 8 06:24:11 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 22:44 +0200, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> On Mon, 07 May 2012 22:24:15 +0200, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > 4) I disagree with the contention that this should all be done via the
> > retrace server. For the retrace server to work, you have to have
> > all of the following:
> > 
> > - all relevant binaries and DSOs built in Fedora
> When we are considering Fedora Bugzilla bugreports then it is valid.
> Custom downloaded binaries will not have this compressed-.symtab anyway.

Any rpm built by anyone with this feature will have this information in
it. Be it a locally rebuild fedora rpm such as a scratch build or a
totally custom rpm. Just like we build debuginfo rpms for such rpms.

> > For this to provide a reasonable amount of information, all you need is:
> > - an unwinder
> The problem is .symtab is not sufficient information for a backtrace.

You keep saying this, but I and several others think that having it is a
sufficient for a great many things.

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