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Re: RFE: more than 16-bit line numbers

From: Scott McPeak
Subject: Re: RFE: more than 16-bit line numbers
Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 18:40:51 -0700 (PDT)

> > I'm working on a project in which some very long (millions of lines) C
> > source files get generated.  Since GNU 'as' and 'gdb' cannot store more
> > than 16 bits of line number information, debugging programs using these
> > files is tedious.

> Have you tried using -gdwarf-2?

I had not, and that does indeed solve the problem.

In that case, I might change my RFE to request that 'as' emit a warning
when it encodes a stabs n_desc value that does not fit in 16 bits; the
warning might suggest -ggdb or -gdwarf-2.



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