Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 07:24:40 +0000 From: "Laurent Bercot" <ska-dietlibc@...rnet.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: option to enable eh_frame >It is about debugging, but specifically enabling downstream users to do basic debugging without having to install the musl-dbg package. This is commonly requested both in public Alpine channels, and also in various support engagements Alpine developers have with their customers in a personal capacity. It has been a point of contention for many years in the Alpine community, as a result. From what I can see, this point of contention has not exactly stopped Alpine's expansion. Using Alpine comes with benefits; it also comes with some drawbacks, and every reasonable user should be able to understand this. As a maintainer, it obviously makes sense to try and minimize these drawbacks, but are we really talking about a situation where the user's complaint is 'I have to type "apk add musl-dbg" before performing debugging' ? Are we really talking about a situation where the proposed solution to that complaint is *forking the libc that is a huge part of Alpine's success in the first place* ? I suspect there is a lot being left unsaid here, because at face value, the cost-benefit analysis is obvious and I don't understand how this is even a question. Without any more information, what it looks like to me is corporate lobbying, which Alpine has always managed to deal with in a reasonable manner in the past and I am not sure what changed. -- Laurent
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