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Re: Fwd: Building gcc-4.9 on OpenBSD


On 20/09/14 02:45, Ian Grant wrote:

> You get first prize for most informative intelligent answer so far!
> Careful, you might get second prize too :-)
> 
> The problem is that we need to find a way to tell people _what_ is in
> that "dwarf" code. Open BSD's gcc ignores it, prints a warning, and
> goes about its business. That's probably why OpenBSD gcc 4.9 binaries
> are 17MB against the 64MB compiled by gcc 4.9. But that is a really
> fucking big dwarf they're stuffing in threre. What is the data,
> really? We can't just say "it's dwarf" because that doesn't really
> mean a whole lot, does it?

It's debugging information for debuggers.  What more are you asking
for?  Do you need to know about the structure of the debuginfo, or
something?

Andrew.



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