Experiences with FreeBSD 9.0-BETA2
lacombar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 02:00:18 UTC 2011
On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 9:46 PM, David O'Brien <obrien at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 07:48:23PM -0400, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
>> My recollection is that this is because kensmith forgot to take
>> 'makeoptions DEBUG=-g' out of GENERIC when branching stable/8, and no one
>> noticed until a couple of releases in, at which point it seemed consistent
>> with POLA to just keep it there. Unfortunately I am not having much luck
>> digging through mail archives trying to confirm that.
>> I don't remember whether the plan was to turn it off on stable/9 or not.
> When I split out the symbols from the kernel, the intention was to always
> build with -g so users would have the symbols to help debug reported
> If one was running a stock release kernel, they are not needed as we know
> where to find them -- the intention was to have a kernel-symbols tarball
> that was an option install.
> I pretty strongly feel that -g should not be removed from stable/9's
> kernel configs. Otherwise we're more in the dark when folks report
> problems from tracking -STABLE.
I agree on everything.
I already sent the patch to install .symbols files in a separate
directory. I'm waiting for its inclusion before looking at the logic
to create separate package.
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