Code review request for Linux DEBUG_BINARIES/FDS fix (7188168)

Andrew Hughes ahughes at
Thu Aug 2 08:53:18 PDT 2012

----- Original Message -----
> Greetings,
> I have a fix for the following Linux specific FDS bug:
>      7188168 4/4 7071904 broke the DEBUG_BINARIES option on Linux
> Here is the URL for the webrev:
> What the fix does is reorder and slightly tweak the Makefile logic
> that supports the DEBUG_BINARIES make option:
> - when 'DEBUG_BINARIES=true' is specified, the '-g' option is
>    added to the CFLAGS make variable and none of the other
>    {DEBUG,FASTDEBUG,OPT}_CFLAGS variables are touched
> - this fix prevents doubled '-g' options and combined '-g' and
>    '-gstabs' options
> - depending on the particular Linux config being built, a
>    compilation will have a single '-g' or a single '-gstabs' or
>    neither of those options
> The Linux embedded builds doesn't support FDS yet so most of
> those compiles fall into the "neither" bucket...
> Thanks, in advance, for any reviews.
> Dan

Looks good to me.  Makes it much clearer than the early version that
DEBUG_BINARIES effectively overrides everything else.
Andrew :)

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