HEADS UP: Standalone kernel debug files moving out of /boot/kernel/

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 29 14:20:47 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 10:17:33AM -0400, Ed Maste wrote:
> On 29 October 2014 05:05, David Chisnall <theraven at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On 29 Oct 2014, at 03:11, Ed Maste <emaste at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >
> >> /usr/lib/debug is the standard location for standalone debug data
> >> established by GDB, and seems like a decent enough location. I'll make
> >> sure to update the man page.
> >
> > Do gdb and lldb also look in /usr/local/lib/debug?  If not, it would be great if we could at least teach lldb to do this so that we can start thinking about splitting debug info into separate packages for ports (and providing it as an optional install for everything).
> Not yet, but it's trivial to add for at least LLDB. My end goal is
> what you describe - kernel, base system userland, and packages/ports
> can all provide standalone debug packages which will install to a
> consistent and well-known location, and be picked up automatically by
> the debugger.
> Part of this project depends on moving past our old binutils though,
> so we can start using the build-id ELF note to link the executable or
> library with its associated debug data.

Port debuginfo packages are coming sooner than later so yeah lldb reading a
default standard location in localbase would be nice :)

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