PATCH: requesting feedback on dead function optimisation

Graham Stoney greyham at
Tue Apr 11 15:41:31 EST 2000

Alan Modra writes:
> Sorry, I was forgetting which sections were getting reversed.  Create a
> linker script with an entry like
>   *(.text.*)
> in section .text then.

Minor problem: this means that the final link stage sees a single .text
section, so --gc-sections has no effect.

I still think using ar for the intermediate stages makes more sense, so I'll
focus on working around whatever problems were convincing people that ld -r
worked better.

Graham Stoney
Principal Hardware/Software Engineer
Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Ph: +61 2 9805 2909  Fax: +61 2 9805 2929

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