On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 14:21 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 12:14:02PM +0200, Adam Pribyl wrote:
> > Rawhide has lots of debugging turned on in various places so it is not
> > suitable for benchmarking until this is removed. Target beta or the final
> > release.
> Even thou I never looked for a list of what's enabled in rawhide, I'd be
> surprised if other distros do not have something similar. They may be in
> different development stage, right (e.g. already beta).
To the best of my knowledge, none of the other popular distros enable
the level of debugging we do in the Fedora kernel. There's a slightly dated
list detailing the extent of what we enable at
We're also the only distro that leaves certain debug options enabled post-release.
You can see this by noting the lack of bug reports mentioning 'lockdep'
'slab debug' or other debug options on other distros bug trackers.
Is there some way we can autogenerate some message on the lines of:
"This kernel has the following debugging settings enabled:
foo bar baz
Don't use it for performance testing (or be aware that it will suck if
or some similar message, perhaps even displaying it on logon/motd, or
Are these debug options for the running kernel queryable e.g.
via /proc ?
For that matter, do we already have a "this is a pre-release version of
Fedora; rawhide will eat your brains" message?