[klibc] [PATCH] make DEBUG=true

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Feb 10 12:01:45 PST 2005

Olaf Hering wrote:
> udev knows about DEBUG=true and builds a debug binary. Maybe klibc
> should do the same?
> Was there a reason for -g in the i386 MCONFIG?

Yes, for i386 you can strip off all debugging information, so by 
compiling with -g and then stripping we get debugging and nondebugging 
binaries.  That's not true for all architectures, in particular, it's 
not true for x86-64 or any other architecture that expects glibc to use 
libunwind (klibc doesn't, for obvious reasons.)

I really dislike DEBUG=true though, since FOO=1 (or occationally FOO=y) 
seems to be the more common idiom.


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