Commit 866ced95 authored by Committed by Michal MarekBrowse files
kbuild: Support split debug info v4
This is an alternative approach to lower the overhead of debug info (as we discussed a few days ago) gcc 4.7+ and newer binutils have a new "split debug info" debug info model where the debug info is only written once into central ".dwo" files. This avoids having to copy it around multiple times, from the object files to the final executable. It lowers the disk space requirements. In addition it defaults to compressed debug data. More details here: http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/DebugFission This patch adds a new option to enable it. It has to be an option, because it'll undoubtedly break everyone's debuginfo packaging scheme. gdb/objdump/etc. all still work, if you have new enough versions. I don't see big compile wins (maybe a second or two faster or so), but the object dirs with debuginfo get significantly smaller. My standard kernel config (slightly bigger than defconfig) shrinks from 2.9G disk space to 1.1G objdir (with non reduced debuginfo). I presume if you are IO...