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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...

    cu
    Adrian

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