How to proceed with MiniDebugInfo

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Fri May 25 06:26:54 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-05-24 at 13:20 -0400, Casey Dahlin wrote:
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 09:28:16AM +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > I'm at a loss to how to proceed with the MiniDebugInfo work. I have
> > patches to rpmbuild that creates the compressed minidebuginfo putting
> > them in the main binaries, and I have patches to gdb that reads the
> > compressed debuginfo on demand. 
> > 
> > However, the whole thing is useless unless we agree that we want to
> > enable this by default. It seems some people like the idea, whereas
> > others disagree that its worth the increased binary size. It doesn't
> > look like either side is gonna be able to convince the other side, so
> > how do we get to a decision here?
> > 
> Just go do it. See who actually shows up to stop you.

To actually get the debuginfo in the builds all I need is a minor patch
to the script in rpm-build. However, since the effect
of it is global it seems to me that its a wider decision than just the
maintainer of rpm-build.

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