How to proceed with MiniDebugInfo

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Tue May 29 19:49:14 UTC 2012

On Thu, 24.05.12 09:28, Alexander Larsson (alexl at 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?

The right way is probably to write a feature page for F18 for it, and
then get it through Fedora 18 feature process. With FESCO accepting the
feature you should have all you need to get your work accepted by the
various stakeholders.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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