[2.3 BRANCH]: gstabs issue

Andrew Hughes ahughes at redhat.com
Thu Aug 9 04:38:34 PDT 2012

----- Original Message -----
> 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.

Indeed.  From my point of view, it would make more sense for Oracle
to pass "-gstabs" into the build on requisite architectures using JPRT,
if they need this size reduction.

> Andrew.

Andrew :)

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