linux-image-*-dbg for squeeze?
Hi kernel team,
(Cc-ing -devel to get more eyes on the subject, since I'm soliciting
ideas here... See  for some context.)
What would it take to get kernel debuginfo into squeeze? As I
understand it, the main blockers were :
1) It would blow up the archive by ~10 GB
- This is a lot of space, but I believe it's worth it for crash
dump and systemtap support.
2) It would increase the buildd disk requirements as well. Bastion
gave a 30 GB figure, given 8 flavors in a particular architecture.
- Do we have that many flavors for any arch now?)
- Do we have buildd's that are this low on disk space? Couldn't we
I haven't tried to see if my patch still applies against the current
linux-2.6 packaging. If I made sure it still worked (submitting a new
patch if necessary, of course), would you consider accepting it?
Another alternative would be to turn on the CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO and
CONFIG_KPROBES options, but strip the kernel and modules, but at least
provide some script a user could run to rebuild the kernel with the same
options and compiler to get the debug symbols. Or maybe upload the
debuginfo packages to a separate archive? There was some discussion
about a large data archive a few years ago, and Joerg mentioned in May
2008 that such an archive setup was only a couple weeks out . But I
haven't heard anything since then...
And then there's debug.debian.net - but I suspect that to get kernel
debug symbols into there would require changes both to linux-2.6 and the
scripts that service uses.
Any opinions? Suggestions?
John Wright <email@example.com>