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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] Makefile: support compressed debug info
On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 7:00 AM 'Nick Desaulniers' via Clang Built
Linux <clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com> wrote:
>
> As debug information gets larger and larger, it helps significantly save
> the size of vmlinux images to compress the information in the debug
> information sections. Note: this debug info is typically split off from
> the final compressed kernel image, which is why vmlinux is what's used
> in conjunction with GDB. Minimizing the debug info size should have no
> impact on boot times, or final compressed kernel image size.
>
> All of the debug sections will have a `C` flag set.
> $ readelf -S <object file>
>
> $ bloaty vmlinux.gcc75.compressed.dwarf4 -- \
> vmlinux.gcc75.uncompressed.dwarf4
>
> FILE SIZE VM SIZE
> -------------- --------------
> +0.0% +18 [ = ] 0 [Unmapped]
> -73.3% -114Ki [ = ] 0 .debug_aranges
> -76.2% -2.01Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_frame
> -73.6% -2.89Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_str
> -80.7% -4.66Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_abbrev
> -82.9% -4.88Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_ranges
> -70.5% -9.04Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_line
> -79.3% -10.9Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_loc
> -39.5% -88.6Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_info
> -18.2% -123Mi [ = ] 0 TOTAL
>
> $ bloaty vmlinux.clang11.compressed.dwarf4 -- \
> vmlinux.clang11.uncompressed.dwarf4
>
> FILE SIZE VM SIZE
> -------------- --------------
> +0.0% +23 [ = ] 0 [Unmapped]
> -65.6% -871 [ = ] 0 .debug_aranges
> -77.4% -1.84Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_frame
> -82.9% -2.33Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_abbrev
> -73.1% -2.43Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_str
> -84.8% -3.07Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_ranges
> -65.9% -8.62Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_line
> -86.2% -40.0Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_loc
> -42.0% -64.1Mi [ = ] 0 .debug_info
> -22.1% -122Mi [ = ] 0 TOTAL
>
> For x86_64 defconfig + LLVM=1 (before):
> Elapsed (wall clock) time (h:mm:ss or m:ss): 3:22.03
> Maximum resident set size (kbytes): 43856
>
> For x86_64 defconfig + LLVM=1 (after):
> Elapsed (wall clock) time (h:mm:ss or m:ss): 3:32.52
> Maximum resident set size (kbytes): 1566776
>
> Suggested-by: David Blaikie <blaikie@google.com>
> Suggested-by: Nick Clifton <nickc@redhat.com>
> Suggested-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
> Reviewed-by: Fangrui Song <maskray@google.com>
> Tested-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>



Suggested-by seems strange to me, but
I decided to not be worried too much.

Applied to linux-kbuild.

Thanks.




--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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