On Sunday, 9 February 2003 at 16:12:44 -0500, Bill Moran wrote: > Daniela wrote: >> On Sunday 09 February 2003 19:15, Mike Meyer wrote: >> >>> You can get everything to build with debug symbols by adding >>> "CFLAGS=-g" to /etc/make.conf. However, the system will strip the >>> binaries when it installs them. You could probably get the >>> non-stripped version installed if you really wanted to, but I'd >>> recommend not doing that, and just using the version in /usr/obj, >>> which shouldn't be stripped, for debugging. >> >> Why shouldn't I do this? Is it just because debug binaries are bigger or >> run slower? If so, that's not a problem for me, I have a fast processor >> and a lot of memory. > > I guess if you don't mind them eating up RAM, then go ahead. Keep > in mind that it can easily be 5x the amount of RAM a stripped binary > uses.
The symbols don't get loaded into memory on execution. There shouldn't be any difference in the amount of RAM used. Greg -- See complete headers for address and phone numbers
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