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http://git.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b72e53f8bbbec8421316220291d8a8002a5562ba
Commit:     b72e53f8bbbec8421316220291d8a8002a5562ba
Parent:     c53aeca059c4d2108335810fba6ba89ab6a944dd
Author:     Andreas Dilger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Tue Mar 27 15:21:33 2007 -0600
Committer:  Sam Ravnborg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Wed May 2 20:58:09 2007 +0200

    kconfig.debug: clarify CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO help text
    
    The following patch adds some extra clarification to the CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO
    Kconfig help text.  The current text is mostly a recursive definition and
    doesn't really say much of anything.  When I first read this I thought it
    was going to enable extra verbosity in debug messages or something, but it
    is only enabling the "gcc -g" compile option in the Makefile.
    
    Signed-off-by: Andreas Dilger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
---
 lib/Kconfig.debug |    3 +++
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
index 79afd00..bdbf3fe 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
@@ -333,6 +333,9 @@ config DEBUG_INFO
        help
           If you say Y here the resulting kernel image will include
          debugging info resulting in a larger kernel image.
+         This adds debug symbols to the kernel and modules (gcc -g), and
+         is needed if you intend to use kernel crashdump or binary object
+         tools like crash, kgdb, LKCD, gdb, etc on the kernel.
          Say Y here only if you plan to debug the kernel.
 
          If unsure, say N.
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