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.

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