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Re: PATCH: Compress debug sections for Linux/x86 by default

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Thomas Schwinge <> wrote:
> Hi!
> On Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:04:01 -0800, "H.J. Lu" <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Joseph Myers <> wrote:
>> > On Sun, 14 Dec 2014, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> >
>> >> I checked in this patch to compress debug sections for Linux/x86 by
>> >> default.
>> >
>> > I don't think it makes sense for something like this to be
>> > architecture-dependent.  If desired it should be done for GNU/Linux on all
>> > architectures (and probably for GNU/Hurd, GNU/kFreeBSD etc. - all systems
>> > with GNU userspace), if not for all ELF targets.
>> Sure, someone can contribute a patch.
> I don't like this attitude very much.  We should strive to be a bit more
> cooperative within our own community, at least.  As Joseph says, there is
> no reason to restrict this change -- which, as Joel has pointed out, has
> not been discussed/reviewed/approved before -- to x86 GNU/Linux only.

It is next to impossible to get agreements for all targets.
It is better to start from somewhere.  Each target maintainer
should make his/her own decision.


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