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SubjectRe: "build-id" changes break sparc64
On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 04:13:21PM +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> Roland McGrath writes:
> > It turns out the problem here is that some .o files wind up with their own
> > sections. I got the makefile magic wrong, thinking that
> > LDFLAGS_MODULE was a variable specifically for .ko links. It's also used
> > in cmd_link_multi-m.
> Alan Modra (binutils hacker) has said to me in the past that using
> ld -r to combine the objects in each directory is bad; he would much
> rather that we gave all the individual objects to the final link,
> since that enables ld to do better optimizations on some targets. We
> could actually do that quite easily by making the built-in.o files be
> linker scripts listing the individual objects rather than creating
> them with ld -r.

Should be doable without to much pain.
Alan can you please share with us exactly why this is better and what we may
run into of problems doing so.
A sample script would be nice too....

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