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[openFATE 305572] Extend dwarfextract for generic distro packages
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:44:32 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
Feature #305572, revision 13
Title: Extend dwarfextract for generic distro packages

- openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by (cthiel1)
+ openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Jan Blunck (cthiel1)
reject date: 2009-12-03 11:41:26
reject reason: not done in time.
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Desirable

- openSUSE-11.3: New
+ openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Requester: Important

Requested by: Jan Blunck (janblunck)

dwarfextract is a tool to postprocess debuginfo. The tools removes
duplicate type information caused by linking different compilation
units. Currently the tool has only been used to work on the debuginfo
of the kernel package. The tools should be extended so that it can be
used in the buildsystem to postprocess any applications debuginfo (like
C++ debuginfo etc.).
Tools that use debuginfo like GDB need to tested and fixed accordingly.

- Based on work for this FATE (feature/id: 304323)

#1: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2009-06-09 14:24:16)
Let's only do this, if it brings us more than 10 % of space saving.
Jan, can you give any numbers from the kernel?

#3: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2009-12-05 13:41:43) (reply to #1)
Any space saving is a space saving (well, for large values of "space")
- there are about 14GB in /debug/dist/11.2/repo/oss, and even if the
saving was somewhat less than 1.4GB (=10%), say 5% instead, it would
seem worthwhile.

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