DEBUG in ntpsec

Hal Murray hmurray at
Fri Apr 14 10:27:19 UTC 2017

The default was --enable-debug.  A while ago, that was changed to 

I think we should reconsider that and/or this whole area.

There are several things all lumped together under --enable-debug and/or 

One is a bunch of optional compiler checking options - the stuff Gary is 
working on now.

Another is not stripping symbols and whatever is needed for using gdb.

Another is a bunch of run time sanity checks - things like crash if foo is 

Another is a bunch of optional printing.  This is useful for chasing obscure 
bugs.  You can run ntpd from the command line with -n and -d or -D and you 
get lots of printout.  This allows getting more info to chase some problems 
without rebuilding ntpd.

We should probably measure the size difference and/or run time differences.  
The latter will take something like a busy pool server.

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