RFR: 8214796: Create a jlink plugin for stripping debug info symbols from native libraries

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Wed Feb 13 23:36:32 UTC 2019

On 2/13/19 1:04 AM, Severin Gehwolf wrote:
>>      --strip-native-debug-symbols no-keep-debuginfo
> --strip-native-debug-symbols strip-debuginfo
> --strip-native-debug-symbols remove-debuginfo
> It would avoid using negation.

What about 'omit', i.e.

--strip-native-debug-symbols  omit-debuginfo
--strip-native-debug-symbols  keep-debuginfo=<ext>

> Sure. I've filed JDK-8218913 for doing this first. Would a name of --
> strip-java-debug-symbols be acceptable? My thinking is that it would
> have nice symmetry with --strip-native-debug-symbols. Thoughts?

--strip-native-debug-symbols is okay.

Having a second thought, javac -g and gcc -g both say "debugging
information".  I think we could go with:

--strip-native-debug-info  omit-debuginfo
--strip-native-debug-info  keep-debuginfo=<ext>

unless anyone thinks `-debug-symbols` is better?

The options are getting pretty good now.


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