[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/2] Strip binaries in the rootfs creation instead of in target-finalize

Carlos Santos unixmania at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 11:26:59 UTC 2019

On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 3:52 AM Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Sep 2019 22:36:53 -0300
> unixmania at gmail.com wrote:
> > From: Carlos Santos <unixmania at gmail.com>
> >
> > Since commit 118534fe54 the root filesystem image is generated from a
> > temporary copy of TARGET_DIR, so we can strip the binaries in the copy,
> > only.
> >
> > This allows us to easily find the non-stripped executables to debug with
> > gdbserver, as they are at the same relative path in TARGET_DIR as in the
> > target device, rather than searching inside the build directory.
> >
> > Fixes: https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=10386
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Carlos Santos <unixmania at gmail.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>
> I see Arnout reviewed-by this, and while I understand the goal, I am
> not sure this is the real direction/solution we want for this problem.
> I believe the real solution we have been talking about for a long time
> is to install everything in STAGING_DIR (not just libraries). This way,
> unstripped binaries with debugging symbols with all be in STAGING_DIR.
> To me, the change being proposed here makes TARGET_DIR really different
> from what ends up in the final rootfs image. While we admittely already
> have a few differences, I personally like to keep the idea of
> TARGET_DIR being really what's on the target root filesystem, with as
> few differences as possible.

We could make it optional, keeping the the current behavior by default.

Carlos Santos <unixmania at gmail.com>

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