[2.3 BRANCH]: gstabs issue

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Mon Aug 6 07:03:15 PDT 2012

On 08/06/2012 02:42 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> There was a regression with DEBUG_BINARIES which resulted in some architectures
> (x86, SPARC, etc.) producing STABS debug information rather than DWARF.
> The fix for this is now in OpenJDK8 and IcedTea7 HEAD:
> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/icedtea/jdk7/hotspot/rev/c5430c659d54
> Ok to backport this to the 2.3 forest?

It's very hard to understand what is supposed to be happening.  I think
it means that ia64, amd64, arm, ppc get DWARF debug info, but x86/32
and others get STABS.  But this makes no sense at all: STABS is not
appropriate for x86/32 or any other Linux target AFAIAA.


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