PDB consolidation tool is needed - by Bruce Dawson2

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Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 7/27/2015 2:20:45 PM
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/debug:fastlink looks to be very promising for reducing PDB sizes and link times. It also reduces linker working sets significantly.


Sometimes you need to share a local build with a coworker and having to relink everything without /debug:fastlink can be painful. Therefore it would be great to have a tool which would consolidate PDB information. This tool would scan a PDB, find all of the references to debug information in external .obj and .lib files, and create a new PDB (in-place or in a specified location) that was self-contained.
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Posted by Bruce Dawson2 on 4/5/2016 at 2:35 PM
That's great! Thank you.
Posted by Microsoft on 4/5/2016 at 2:11 PM
The tool, "mspdbcmf.exe", has been included in VS 2015 Update 2.
Posted by Microsoft on 10/13/2015 at 12:36 PM
Thanks for the feedback. We are making such a tool and will make it available in VS 2015 Update2.
Posted by Microsoft on 7/27/2015 at 3:10 PM
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