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Date:   Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:51:40 -0800
From:   Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>,
        Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>,
        Network Development <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        intel-wired-lan@...ts.osuosl.org, Michal Marek <mmarek@...e.cz>,
        Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>,
        Dirk Gouders <dirk@...ders.net>,
        Linux Kbuild mailing list <linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org>,
        kbuild test robot <lkp@...el.com>,
        "Zhang, Rui" <rui.zhang@...el.com>,
        "Lu, Aaron" <aaron.lu@...el.com>, "H.J. Lu" <hjl.tools@...il.com>
Subject: Re: CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_SPLIT impacts on faddr2line

> I wonder if there is some way to use the split format for the
> intermediate files, but then for the very final link bring them all in
> and make the end result be a traditional single binary. I'm not
> talking the separate "dwp" package that packs multiple dwo files into
> one, but to actually link them all in at the one.
> 
> Sure, it would lose some of the advantage, but I think a large portion
> of the -gsplit-dwarf advantage is about the intermediate state. No?

Not sure it's worth to do complicated workarounds. I assume
it will be not that difficult to fix binutils (after all
gdb works), and disabling the option is a reasonable workaround.

> 
> I tried to google for it, but couldn't find anything. But apparently
> elfutils doesn't support dwo files either. It seems mainly the linker
> and gdb itself that supports it.

The original design document is

https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/DebugFission

-Andi

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