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Subject[PATCH] clarify CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO help text
The following patch adds some extra clarification to the CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO
Kconfig help text. The current text is mostly a recursive definition and
doesn't really say much of anything. When I first read this I thought it
was going to enable extra verbosity in debug messages or something, but it
is only enabling the "gcc -g" compile option in the Makefile.

Signed-off-by: Andreas Dilger <>

--- ./lib/Kconfig.debug.orig 2007-02-07 17:10:34.000000000 -0700
+++ ./lib/Kconfig.debug 2007-03-27 13:32:17.000000000 -0600
@@ -322,6 +322,9 @@
If you say Y here the resulting kernel image will include
debugging info resulting in a larger kernel image.
+ This adds debug symbols to the kernel and modules (gcc -g), and
+ is needed if you intend to use kernel crashdump or binary object
+ tools like crash, kgdb, LKCD, gdb, etc on the kernel.
Say Y here only if you plan to debug the kernel.

If unsure, say N.
Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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