[PATCH 2/5] kbuild: allow archs to select build for link dead code/data elimination

Nicholas Piggin npiggin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 13:29:03 AEST 2016

On Sat, 6 Aug 2016 22:14:23 +0200
Sam Ravnborg <sam at ravnborg.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 05, 2016 at 10:12:00PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> > Introduce LINKER_DCE option for architectures to select if they want
> > to build with -ffunction-sections, -fdata-sections, and link with
> > --gc-sections.  
> Can you please try to come up with a less cryptic name.
> "DCE" may make sense for you today.
> Bot the naive reader will benefit from the longer and
> more explcit form.

Yes that's a good idea. The name sucks.

We don't seem to consistently have a prefix for build configuration
options, but we could start? KBUILD_LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION?


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