How to proceed with MiniDebugInfo

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Fri May 25 07:10:25 UTC 2012

On 05/25/2012 09:26 AM, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> 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.

As long as the behavior is optional and configurable, just send the 
patch to rpm-maint and we'll see. Fedora isn't the only consumer of rpm, 
and somebody else might find it useful regardless of whether Fedora 
wants to enable the thing or not.

	- Panu -

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