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4.4.5 Building Debug Configurations

Using Makefiles, a debug build is done with -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug (an alias for this is -DWITH_DEBUG=1). This includes DBUG instrumentation, plus wrappers around pthread mutexes known as SAFE_MUTEX on Unix systems.

If Visual Studio or Xcode generators are used (you invoked cmake with -G "Visual Studio ..." or -G Xcode), switching to release or debug configuration is done within the IDE, or at the build time using command line switches. For example:

devenv MySQL.sln /build debug

To compile in the Valgrind headers and expose the Valgrind API to MySQL code, enable the WITH_VALGRIND option. Combine this with WITH_DEBUG to generate a debug build that is Valgrind-aware:


For MySQL 5.5 and 5.6, also enable Purify flags explicitly (this is unnecessary in 5.7 and up):


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