Proposed F18 feature: MiniDebugInfo

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Tue May 8 14:37:31 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 15:07 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> I just wrote a new Feature proposal for shipping minimal debug info by
> default:
> The feature page lists some of the background and statistics. It also
> lists some options in how to implement this, which all have various
> different pros and cons. I'd like to hear what peoples opinions on these
> are.
> My personal opinion is that we should go with compressed data, in the
> original files without the line number information. This means we use
> minimal space (i.e. an installation increase by only 0.5%) while being
> completely transparent to users. It does however make the normal
> packages larger in a non-optional way which some people disagree with.

I'd like to point out that I'm not actually proposing that we remove the
full debug info or the ability to do stack winding on the server, as
some people seem to worry about that. This is really about increasing
the minimal quality of bug reports and debugging information.

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