Subject: What to do about gdb mmalloc (two Ms)
To: None <tech-toolchain@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/20/1998 12:10:23
I've recently tried a GNU-style build of gdb and discovered
that I had to change gdb/ to turn off the MMALLOC
support because the mmalloc sources are not there.  So...

What is the best way to fix this?

1: Check in a copy of mmalloc
   (+) would allow normal GNU-style builds
   (-) mmalloc is not used on NetBSD-style builds,
       so it represents some (362K?) code bloat.

2: Change our gdb/ to turn off MMALLOC?
   (+) then we don't need the mmalloc sources
   (-) local modification to not suitable
       for submission back to the maintainers.

I favor option 1.  Opinions?