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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] build system: section garbage collection for vmlinux
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 10:43:49PM +0200, Oleg Verych wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 02:21:43PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> []
> > > You've did a tool. Documenting this tool to have it available for
> > > testers/janitors/maintainers is a better way, than to have all that
> > > opinions/problems with merging-to-mainline.
> >
> > There is no problem with his patch.
> >
> > His patch improves the build process.
> I would like to know timing, btw. Size, especially shown 1%, doesn't
> matter if link time increased dramatically. `Allyes' config, when i
> had fast and rammish machine was terrible thing (last winter). If 32
> cores/cpus is will of author, then i'm even more suspicious.

For non-developers size and speed of the kernel matter much more than
compile time.

When you go towards embedded systems with limited resources a 1% size
decrease would often be worth it even if it would (hypothetically)
increase the compile time by a factor of 10.

> > > > I don't understand why you are opposed to toolchain helping
> > > > humans to get optimized result. But it's fine with me.
> > > > I won't force anyone to select CONFIG_DISCARD_UNUSED_SECTIONS.
> > >
> > > That's why. It's treating symptoms, isn't it?
> >
> > There's nothing that requires treatment.
> [Help for] The developers/contributors of those drivers, no?

They did everything right.

You should better try to understand the problem first before behaving as
if you knew everything better than everyone else...



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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