[Python-Dev] buildbot's are needlessly compiling -O0

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Sun Nov 24 15:12:48 CET 2013

On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 Nov 2013 17:15, "Gregory P. Smith" <greg at krypto.org> wrote:
>> our buildbots are setup to configure --with-pydebug which also
>> unfortunately causes them to compile with -O0... this results in a python
>> binary that is excruciatingly slow and makes the entire test suite run take
>> a long time.
>> given that nobody is ever going to run a gdb or another debugger on the
>> buildbot generated transient binaries themselves how about we speed all of
>> the buildbot's up by adding CFLAGS=-O2 to the configure command line?
> The main problem is that doing so would disable test_gdb. Humans don't run
> gdb on those binaries, but the test suite does.

Is there a danger that the code tested under GDB is not tested in
"natural environment" for pythons?
anatoly t.

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