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Re: [PATCH] Fix for linker build ID in Fedora 8

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix for linker build ID in Fedora 8
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 16:45:34 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Is this fixed now?

On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 08:06:27AM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 13:54 +0100, Lubomir Kundrak wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 07:35 -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > > The objcopy test exists to detect certain breakage in objcopy.  I'm not
> > > sure that testing it in the condition that it only copies .text is
> > > sufficient to find the original problem.  Surely, that will need some
> > > software archeology.  The test comes from GRUB 1.  Anyway, I'll rather
> > > test objcopy under conditions close to those used in the build process.
> > 
> > To be honest, I'm not completely sure either.
> OK, I understand that you also want the test to pass on native x86_64.
> I'll try to find more information about the original objcopy problem and
> make a fix that addresses both the build ID issue and the x86_64 issue.
> > > And what's the build ID for?  Why do we want to keep it?
> > 
> > It basically makes it possible to match an executable or library with
> > its core dump and sources it was compiled for. The latter is achieved by
> > placing the sources to build-specific directory.
> Fair enough.  I've been helped by Fedora's debuginfo more than once.  
> I understand it's OK to strip build ID from anything that is used in the
> real boot (whether it's affected by the new objcopy bug or not), as we
> want space saving and we cannot debug it in gdb.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin

Robert Millan

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