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Author jankratochvil
Recipients dmalcolm, jankratochvil
Date 2010-10-15.10:16:23
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FSF GDB (and future Fedora GDBs) became 250KB smaller than before.  Python recently disabled this GDB build optimization so GDB is 250KB larger again.

-rwxr-xr-x 1 4524488 gdb-7.1-19.fc13.x86_64/usr/bin/gdb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 4266728 gdb-7.1-19dynamiclist.fc13.x86_64/usr/bin/gdb
-rw-r--r-- 1 2364656 gdb-7.1-19.fc13.x86_64.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 2274300 gdb-7.1-19dynamiclist.fc13.x86_64.rpm

Some Python binaries/libraries could probably also benefit from smaller pageable code image.

GDB regressed due to /usr/lib*/python*/config/Makefile contains:
  LINKFORSHARED=-Xlinker -export-dynamic

and GDB thus has to use it even for its own link, effectively disabling its:
  -Wl,--dynamic-list=./proc-service.list

AFAIK Python already contains the required exports list but it is used only on MS-Windows.  It should be utilized even for GNU/Linux builds.
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Date User Action Args
2010-10-15 10:16:25jankratochvilsetrecipients: + jankratochvil, dmalcolm
2010-10-15 10:16:25jankratochvilsetmessageid: <1287137785.61.0.962664170792.issue10112@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
2010-10-15 10:16:24jankratochvillinkissue10112 messages
2010-10-15 10:16:23jankratochvilcreate