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Re: Gcc options for improving debugging?
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at false dot org>
- To: Alex Bennee <kernel-hacker at bennee dot com>
- Cc: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 09:05:48 -0400
- Subject: Re: Gcc options for improving debugging?
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On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 12:32:58PM +0100, Alex Bennee wrote:
> An alternate approach is to compile with -O3 but turn off specific
> optimisations which make life tricky for gdb. So far I have:
> * -ggdb3 (obviously)
This doesn't really give you anything beyond -g. The only difference
is that it will allow you to expand macros, and make your object files
> * -fno-omit-frame-pointer (seems to help with finding some variables)
> What else would you suggest? Would this be worth adding to section 4.1
> of the manual "Compiling for debugging".
Beyond this there's not really much you can do. If you need inlining,
you're in trouble, because GDB does not (yet) have decent inlining
support - but it's on the list of things to improve.