Re: cvs commit: src/sys/i386/conf GENERIC src/sys/alpha/conf GENERIC src/sys/sparc64/conf GENERIC src/sys/amd64/conf GENERIC src/sys/pc98/conf GENERIC

From: Peter Jeremy <PeterJeremy_at_optushome.com.au>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 06:03:05 +1100
On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 03:52:54PM -0800, Scott Long wrote:
>scottl      2003/12/07 15:52:54 PST
>
>  FreeBSD src repository
>
>  Modified files:        (Branch: RELENG_5_2)
>    sys/i386/conf        GENERIC 
>    sys/alpha/conf       GENERIC 
>    sys/sparc64/conf     GENERIC 
>    sys/amd64/conf       GENERIC 
>    sys/pc98/conf        GENERIC 
>  Log:
>  Don't build a kernel.debug for the release.

Out of interest, why not?  The first request for additional
information after a panic report is virtually always to perform a
backtrace against a debug kernel to get line numbers.  IMHO, having a
debug kernel supplied with -RELEASE would seem very useful for people
who don't rebuild their kernel.  Note that, last time I checked, it
is not at all clear that '-g' does not change the generated code so
you can't guarantee to be able to do a '-g' build after the fact and
generate a traceback.

I'm not suggesting that kernel.debug has to be part of CD 1, but I
believe it would make a worthwhile addition to (eg) the live
filesystem CD.

Peter
Received on Mon Dec 08 2003 - 11:05:37 UTC