On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 09:27:53AM -0500, Ed Maste wrote:
> On 11 February 2015 at 23:43, Alfred Perlstein <alf...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> >
> > Agreed, SMALL platforms should turn off at decision of those platform
> > maintainers.  Won't fight to keep debug default on for arm, that's for sure.
> Actually, it's even more important that we build and store debug files
> for ARM releases. Consider a user running FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi,
> using an image they downloaded and dd'd onto an SD card. The advice
> "rebuild with debug data and try to reproduce the issue" is more
> absurd there than on a big amd64 machine.
> All of this concerns what is on the installation media and in the
> release package sets, though, and not necessarily the default setting
> of the knob. It is technically possible for the release builds to
> enable debug files but leave the default off in the tree, although
> there are disadvantages of doing so.

We cannot set non-default options for release builds, because we lose
reproducibility in the "by default" sense.


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