CONFIG_OVERRIDE_FRAME_POINTER_DEFAULT

Override compiler defaults for -fomit-frame-pointer

Type: bool

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Omitting the frame pointer prevents the compiler from putting the stack frame pointer into a register. Saves a few instructions in function prologues/epilogues and frees up a register for general-purpose use, which can provide good performance improvements on register-constrained architectures like x86. On some architectures (including x86) omitting frame pointers impedes debugging as local variables are harder to locate. At -O1 and above gcc will enable -fomit-frame-pointer automatically but only if the architecture does not require if for effective debugging.

Choose Y if you want to override the default frame pointer behavior of your compiler, otherwise choose N.

Defaults

No defaults. Implicitly defaults to n.

Kconfig definition

At subsys/debug/Kconfig:224

Included via Kconfig:8Kconfig.zephyr:44subsys/Kconfig:12

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config OVERRIDE_FRAME_POINTER_DEFAULT
    bool "Override compiler defaults for -fomit-frame-pointer"
    help
      Omitting the frame pointer prevents the compiler from putting the stack
      frame pointer into a register. Saves a few instructions in function
      prologues/epilogues and frees up a register for general-purpose use,
      which can provide good performance improvements on register-constrained
      architectures like x86. On some architectures (including x86) omitting
      frame pointers impedes debugging as local variables are harder to
      locate. At -O1 and above gcc will enable -fomit-frame-pointer
      automatically but only if the architecture does not require if for
      effective debugging.

      Choose Y if you want to override the default frame pointer behavior
      of your compiler, otherwise choose N.

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