[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC] openwrt: Allow extraction of debuginfo from all binaries

Karl P karlp at tweak.net.au
Fri Aug 1 07:34:26 EDT 2014

On 08/01/2014 11:27 AM, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> On 2014-07-24 17:26, Helmut Schaa wrote:
>> Introduce a new config symbol EXTRACT_DEBUGINFO to extract debuginfo
>> from all binaries. This depends on USE_STRIP and DEBUG.
>> The debuginfo of all packages will be extracted from the binary
>> and copied into "bin/$platform/debuginfo".
>> This allows better debugging of coredumps by loading the debuginfo
>> into gdb.
>> Signed-off-by: Helmut Schaa <helmut.schaa at googlemail.com>
> How does this patch help with debugging? Debug info is already staged in
> staging_dir/target-*/root-*. This path is used by scripts/remote-gdb,
> which also accepts corefiles.

That sounds awesome.  Maybe you could elaborate on this either here:

There's clearly lots of useful stuff there that no-one else knows about.

Karl P
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