svn commit: r213744 - head/bin/sh

David O'Brien obrien at
Wed Oct 13 04:05:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 02:18:33PM +1100, Bruce Evans wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Oct 2010, David E. O'Brien wrote:
>> Log:
>>  If DEBUG is 3 or greater, disable STATICization of functions.
>>  Also correct the documented location of the trace file.
> Private functions should always be static, which no `#define STATIC static'
> In theory, the debugging info should make it possible for debuggers
> to restore the semantics of not-explictly-inline functions by virtualizing
> them, but gdb's debugging info and/or gdb are too primitive to do this
> (gdb doesn't allow putting a breakpoint at a deleted static function,

This is actually what my motivation is -- trying to set breakpoints and
finding GDB was unable to.

> Of course, debugging and profiling are magic,
> but I don't want to have to adorn all functions with STATICs and
> __attributes() (and pragmas for othercc...) to recover historical/normal
> or variant debugging or profiling of them.

I agree, and would not add STATIC's to a program's code that didn't
already have them.  But in this case we inherited it from 4.4BSD.
I'm just making it actually do something other than being a gratuitous
spelling change.

I believe I've made things more consistent with r213760.

-- David  (obrien at

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