[2.3 BRANCH]: gstabs issue

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Aug 9 04:13:14 PDT 2012

Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
> The comment might be dated if DWARF is no longer much bigger than STABS.
> However, I have not seen any proof to the contrary yet.
> I'm confused by "size argument seems redundant". Why does the stripping
> of debug info and storing it in a separate compressed file make the size
> argument "redundant"?

Because most people never get to see the debuginfo: it's packaged
separately, so they are not affected by its size.

> Debug info size is still an issue because we save all those artifacts
> for every integration job (JPRT) and for every promoted build (RE).

Surely this is only an issue for people who save all those artifacts
for every integration job, whereas the OpenJDK defaults affect
everyone.  The question is, then, whether the internal systems of
Oracle should determine the build defaults of OpenJDK.


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