[webkit-qt] Debugging QtWebKit on S60 devices through Carbide

Jocelyn Turcotte jocelyn.turcotte at nokia.com
Thu Feb 25 08:07:45 PST 2010

If you tried and it didn't work, please pull from webkit and the tools 
I just pushed some necessary patches which were lying around in my tree.

On 2/25/2010 1:38 PM, Turcotte Jocelyn (Nokia-D/Oslo) wrote:
> Hi,
> as some of you might have noticed, trying to compile WebKit with 
> debugging information for S60 using RVCT will result in armlink 
> crashing out of memory.
> Lars did some hacking around source files two weeks ago and he was 
> able to complete a debug build by compiling multiple .cpp files at 
> once to reduce the total size of object files to link. Proper 
> debugging of WebKit on the device through Carbide is then now possible.
> You can get a python script that achieve the same process from the 
> QtWebKit tool git repository that will get the list of sources 
> generated by qmake, create aglomerate source files which include other 
> source files and tell raptor to compile these files instead (abld is 
> currently not supported)
> How you can get similar results:
> - Get a clone of http://gitorious.org/qtwebkit/tools ( git clone 
> git://gitorious.org/qtwebkit/tools.git qtwebkit-tools)
> - Initialize the build normally using qmake or running perl 
> WebKitTools\Scripts\build-webkit --debug
> - Run the debug-webkit-patch-sbsv2.py script from tools clone in your 
> WebKit directory
> - sbs -c armv6_udeb -j4
> The script contains a list of files that should be compiled alone to 
> prevent duplicate static symbols definition or includes of 
> incompatible headers. It also tries to limit the number of files that 
> gets compiled together since if the file gets too big, it's armcc that 
> start crashing for non-obvious reasons. So if you have problems with a 
> specific file that don't want to compile, you may be able to make it 
> work by hacking the script.
> If the script allow stable and useful enough results it might be nice 
> to later call it automatically from build-webkit.
> Jocelyn
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