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Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:08:16 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] Have different definitions of
 __pthread_tsd_main agree in size

* Szabolcs Nagy <> [2013-02-11 12:22:37 +0100]:
> * Jens Gustedt <> [2013-02-11 08:40:20 +0100]:
> > In any case, this is perhaps better done with the tool chain. I have
> > good experience by having
> > 
> >   -fdata-sections -ffunction-sections
> > 
> > for the compiler options and then
> > 
> >    -Wl, --gc-sections
> > 
> > for the link. In the case of musl, this removes exactly all the dummy
> > sections :) plus two others (pad and sccp), see below.
> > 
> are you sure about the correctness of these?
> they seem to be broken to me: weak aliases are not respected
> and functions are dropped even if there are weak references to
> them which is bad..
> eg if sccp is dropped then in any code that does not
> use pthread, the cancellable syscalls will be broken
> (if i understand these right)

ah sorry, --gc-sections is for dynamic linking,
there the weak aliases dont matter

and in case of static linking -fdata-sections
and -ffunction-sections just makes the elfheader
bigger and the linking slower (sum size of sections
may be a bit smaller or bigger because of alignment

so these flags may be useful for building .so

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