Suspicious sizes by different C compilers
mbp at samba.org
Wed Mar 20 16:54:36 EST 2002
On 19 Mar 2002, "Granzow, Doug (NCI)" <granzowd at mail.nih.gov> wrote:
> >On gcc, rsync builds by default with debug symbols included. If you
> >strip both executables, they should end up about the same size.
> How do you "strip" an executable?
Use "make install-strip", or see the manual for your system's "strip"
# strip /usr/bin/rsync
> Would doing this reduce the amount of memory rsync uses or improve
> its performance?
No, having debug symbols should not make a significant difference with
gcc on modern systems, as far as I know. The pages containing debug
symbols will not be loaded into memory until they're touched.
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