[Samba] Why are the binaries so huge?

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Fri Aug 29 12:15:38 GMT 2003

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> Message: 38
> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 08:53:00 +1200
> From: "Paul Eggleton" <paule at cjntech.co.nz>
> Subject: RE: [Samba] Why are the binaries so huge?
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> Wayne Rasmussen wrote on Friday, 29 August 2003 7:46 a.m.:
>>> After you configure, in the source/Makefile
>>> change the line:
>>> CFLAGS= -g -O2
>>> to:
>>> CFLAGS= -O2
> One would assume that this option is included in the beta/RC releases to
> allow debugging. If you wish to report any crash-type bugs I suggest you
> leave this option in.

But gcc-3.3 generates *huge* binaries with debuggind enabled, on my 800
Duron, gcc-3.3 would take close on half an hour just to relink the
binaries, whereas with earlier versions of gcc (even 3.2.1), I could do
a complete build from scratch in the same time. In my case, I didn't
have 600MB free on the partition the binaries were intended to be on ...
so in some cases building with debug flags actually prevents testing ...
best to build without debugging enabled, and if you find a bug, just
relink the offending binary with debugging enabled.


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