Use of STABS debug format

Daniel D. Daugherty daniel.daugherty at
Tue Jul 31 09:58:22 PDT 2012

I filed the following two bugs:

    7188168 4/4 7071904 broke the DEBUG_BINARIES option on Linux

    7188173 4/4 RFE: consider switching from STABS to DWARF on linux-x86

They should appear publicly in the next day or so...


On 7/31/12 9:51 AM, Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
> I'll disagree. Getting buy-off on yet another size increase is not
> a short process. Fixing (and documenting) the DEBUG_BINARIES option
> can be done independently of the switch from STABS to DWARF.
> Dan
> On 7/31/12 9:40 AM, Coleen Phillimore wrote:
>> I think we can kill two birds with one stone by just removing 
>> DEBUG_BINARIES and using dwarf for linux 32.
>> Can someone do the size study and post the results?
>> thanks,
>> Coleen
>> On 7/31/2012 11:13 AM, Daniel D. Daugherty wrote:
>>>>>    I'll
>>>>> file a bug (if there isn't one already) and remove stabs for linux.
>>>> Thanks :-)
>>> I think we need two bugs here. One for the DEBUG_BINARIES breakage
>>> and one for possibly changing to DWARF from STABS on Linux X86.

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