Re: [PATCH] Make gcc3.3 Eliminate Unused Static Functions

From: Tom Rini (
Date: Fri Jun 13 2003 - 11:03:35 EST

On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 10:04:56AM -0400, Chris Friesen wrote:

> Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> >does that mean the current linux source tree does not benefit in any way
> >from this patch?
> I suspect that currently all such instances are wrapped in #ifdef and are
> not currently compiled in. As he said in the original message, "it'd be
> nice to discard unused functions (think CONFIG_PROC_FS=n) without needing
> to #ifdef around them."
> This would allow us to remove those #ifdefs.

... only if we say a min gcc version of 3.3 however, yes? Otherwise the
kernel gets rather bloated. Just how wide-spread (and Good To Use) is
gcc-3.3 now?

Tom Rini
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