[PATCH 1/5] kbuild: allow architectures to use thin archives instead of ld -r

Stephen Rothwell sfr at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Aug 7 11:49:46 AEST 2016

Hi Sam,

On Sat, 6 Aug 2016 22:10:45 +0200 Sam Ravnborg <sam at ravnborg.org> wrote:
> Did you by any chance evalue the use of INPUT in linker files.
> Stephen back then (again based on proposal from Alan Modra),
> also made an implementation using INPUT.

The problem with that idea was that (at least for some versions of
binutils in use at the time) we hit a static limit to the number of
object files and ld just stopped at that point. :-(

> See below for an updated simple patch on top of mainline.

So, I guess it was fixed, but do we know in what version?

Stephen Rothwell

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