On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I just wrote a new Feature proposal for shipping minimal debug info
The feature page lists some of the background and statistics. It also
lists some options in how to implement this, which all have various
different pros and cons. I'd like to hear what peoples opinions on these
My personal opinion is that we should go with compressed data, in the
original files without the line number information. This means we use
minimal space (i.e. an installation increase by only 0.5%) while being
completely transparent to users. It does however make the normal
packages larger in a non-optional way which some people disagree with.
What sort of size impact are we talking about here, there's a lot of
devices that people are starting to use Fedora on such as ARM devices
that don't have a lot of storage space. One of the most widely
deployed devices running Fedora for example is the OLPC XO-1 which
only has 1gb of space so every size increase is a hit and Fedora is
already starting to have quite a large muffin top to deal with.