Re: [PATCH] Generic dead function optimisation

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 19:20:47 EST

David Lang wrote:
> Any chance that the machine that was so much slower ran into memory
> swapping problems to make it take so much longer?

Hi, Dave.

No, it wasn't that. There was a problem with the x86 linker scripts
which was causing the linker to have to process >4,000 sections in a way
which it isn't very good at.

Graham has fixed this and the -ffunction-sections linkage time is now
well under a second!


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