Linux fastdebug build with debug info

Erik Trimble Erik.Trimble at Sun.COM
Wed May 20 16:59:47 PDT 2009

David Holmes - Sun Microsystems wrote:
> Hiroshi Yamauchi said the following on 05/21/09 03:58:
>> Nice talking to you after a while!
> Likewise! Small world :)
>> Is there a history about the Linux fastdebug build not having -g or 
>> -gstabs?
> The history is that it's never been present and no-one seems to have 
> noticed/complained! :) The Solaris fastdebug.make was modified way 
> back in mid 2000.
> I've filed: 6843665 in our internal bug system.
> David
I'm not 100% sure of the difference between our 'fastdebug' and out 
'debug' builds, but one thing I do know:  Linux_x64-debug isn't 
currently done due to _really_ excessive size on the symbol tables and 
associated output libary.  IIRC, ends up being 1GB+ in size if 
we do a 'debug' build on linux 64-bit (this was particularly noticable 
on IA64 [itanium], but is also pronounced on x86_64).

This may or may not have anything to do with the lack of -g being 
present in the makefiles. But, I thought you should know.

Erik Trimble
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