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Re: Override changes standard -> optional


On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 10:38:26AM +0000, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:

> > I disagree. I use strace a lot and it is very handy to verify that a
> > service really uses the config/data files it is supposed to use or does
> > it react to a network packet or not even if it does not log anything
> > etc. OTOH gdb is only useful if you really know the internals of the
> > thing and you at least have debugging symbols installed (which is still
> > not available for the majority of packages). If you only have a binary
> > compiled with -O2 and no debugging symbols, and you do not have deep
> > understanding of the internal working of the program, then gdb is
> > practically useless.
> I don't think gdb is considered, due to its size.

I didn't say gdb should be standard, I wanted to say that "strace should
not be standard because gdb isn't" is a completely bogus reasoning.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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