Re: [patch 00/2] improve .text size on gcc 4.0 and newer compilers

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>* Linus Torvalds <[email protected]> wrote:
>> > For example, I add "inline" for static functions which are only called
>> > from one place.
>> That's actually not a good practice. Two reasons:
>>  - debuggability goes way down. Oops reports give a much nicer call-chain 
>>    and better locality for uninlined code.

When I want to debug, I use
CFLAGS="-O0 -ggdb3 -fno-inline -fno-omit-frame-pointer"
for that particular file(s). That sure gets good results. Not sure about 
who wins in the kernel case: always_inline or -fno-inline.

Jan Engelhardt
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