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

Alan Modra amodra at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 13:34:59 AEST 2016

On Sun, Aug 07, 2016 at 11:49:46AM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> 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?

I think the patch was

So, you need binutils 2.23 or later.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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