[Rpm-maint] [PATCH] Support eu-strip --reloc-debug-sections with find-debuginfo -r

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Thu May 26 07:36:01 UTC 2011

On 05/26/2011 12:36 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi,
> The attached patch adds an -r argument flag to find-debuginfo. When that
> flag is given then find-debuginfo will invoke eu-strip with
> --reloc-debug-sections. This is a new option to eu-strip that strips
> out/resolves relocations between .debug_* elf sections in ET_REL files.
> This can save a lot of space for kernel module. For example rebuilding
> kernel-debuginfo- showed a nice reduction in
> size when using find-debuginfo -r with a new eu-strip from elfutils was
> installed.
> Before: Compressed: 238 M Expanded: 1381 M
> After : Compressed: 207 M Expanded: 908 M

That's quite a saving indeed.

> Please let me know if this patch needs to be done in some different way.

Looks fine to me as it only adds support for the new option without 
defaulting to it (the option to eu-strip seems /very/ new as it's not in 
F15 even :). Applied (I edited the commit message a bit to include the 
rationale about space saving), thanks for the patch.

	- Panu -

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