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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: crc32 and lib.a (was Re: [PATCH] nbd in 2.5.3 does
    On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 02:42:36AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
    > One piece of the necessary compiler help would be -ffunction-sections.
    > If they are in the same section in the same object file, they simply
    > can not be removed safely.

    Such as the patch that was mentioned earlier in this thread :)


    > Relocation information for calls to local
    > functions is not reliably available at link time.

    With a smarter toolchain it could be.

    One will need a smarter toolchain in order to re-order functions
    anyway, which is an area where benchmarks on other compilers are
    showing benefits. (ie. moving "cold" functions to the end of the
    module, given profiling feedback)

    Jeff



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