On Wed, 09 May 2012 10:35:16 +0200, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
Server-based trace generation requires uploading a potentially large
core file (which probably can be reduced using mozilla-like minidumps).
"mozilla-like minidumps" would bring us unusable backtraces due to other
reasons such as GDB Pretty Printers support for C++ classes.
For better speed of ABRT Retrace Server core files upload we should
gdbserver for core files
But so far I have no idea how / if / why not ABRT Retrace Server is being
used, if the core files upload speed is a real concern etc. so I did not work
more on thue gdbserver core files access feature for ABRT Retrace Server.
Bandwidth requirements aside there are still issues with that:
(1) works only when online.
(2) you might not want upload to the fedora server for privacy
or company policy reasons.
(3) private / company-wide retrace server needs extra effort (both
hardware and work time), you can't count on it being available.
These are all valid concerns but the question is if they are relevant to 99%
of users who install Mozilla binary plugins and even Adobe Flash already
losing any security anyway.