[coreboot] [PATCH] add debug information to v2 builds

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Fri Nov 28 14:57:20 CET 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 01:09:10PM +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> >> Can we make this optional, please? 700MB is already quite a lot, let alone 1.6GB.
> >>
> >> The changes are fine with me, but there should be some option somewhere
> >> to not generate the extra 900MB of debug output if you don't want it.
> >>   
> >>     
> >
> > That's also one of the reasons why I didn't ack the complete patch. I do
> > coreboot development on my work machine which happens to be a laptop
> > with not enough hard disk space. I would have to delete some stuff to
> > run the new abuild.
> >
> > AFAICS abuild images are not fully bootable anyway because they have no
> > payload. I may be wrong, though. However, if I'm right, the debug
> > symbols in abuild don't help anyone. Debug symbols in "real" builds
> > would make sense.
> >
> >   
> Even with the most expensive laptop disks, the price per gigabyte is at
> 20-60 euro cents.
> Are we really having this discussion in 2008?

Yes, I'm with Carl-Daniel on this issue. I'm also working on a laptop
almost always (but this also applies to desktop PCs as well), and even
though I upgraded my drive to be double the size recently, that space
was consumed away in just 1-2 days. There's never be enough disk space,
no matter how big the drive.

As an example, I currently have less than 1 GB of free disk space. I'm
already using up ca. 1.2 GB just for v2 and v3 checkouts, let alone
various other git/svn/cvs checkouts of other projects I'm involved with
or interested in, and lots of other stuff of course. So yes, disk space
issues cannot be ignored, not even in 2008, IMHO.

However, another way to solve this may be to delete each board again
after it has been built with abuild. As a developer using abuild you
usually only want to know if all boards will still build fine after
your patch, you don't really need to keep all the build output around.
Shall we add such an abuild option maybe?

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