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Re: significance of strip -g versus strip for remote debugging using gdb/gdbserver
- From: Simon Marchi <simark at simark dot ca>
- To: amit dot chaudhuri at bt dot com, gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 15:45:31 -0500
- Subject: Re: significance of strip -g versus strip for remote debugging using gdb/gdbserver
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On 2017-11-29 06:00 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> In the context of debugging using gdb on a host to debug a remote target using gdbserver...
> If I compare ELF objects prepared with strip -g and strip, I can see that the difference is that the more aggressive option removes debug info AND the symbol table and it's associated string table.
> It is clear that this will take up less size on the remote target. But does the presence of the symbol table on the target alter the conversation or speed of operation between gdb/gdbserver?
>From what I know, gdbserver doesn't use debug info nor the symbol table of
the executable, so it won't change anything.