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Debugging symbols, on Linux/Windows

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Joined: 2006-07-26
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One of the useful things Sun can do is to publish the debugging symbols for JDK binaries, so that when I attach gdb to a JVM process/core files, I will be able to examine what has gone wrong with proper stack trace, which will be tremedously helpful.

I believe one can provide the debugging files seperately on Linux (see RHEL 4 manual:, and you can generate dbg file easily on Windows using compiler flags.

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Joined: 2007-09-06
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I second this. It would make it much easier if these files were readily available for debugging (especially in post-mortem situations) instead of having to recompile source to get them.