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Re: Another linker performance issue

Hmm, your patch has in 'pe_undef_fill' an out-of-bounds access to
allocated key-string.  Also the storing of the link-hash-entry is a
bad idea, as it invalidates over the run.

I get testsuite failures for 32-bit in

FAIL: linking client (.dll) fastcall/stdcall
FAIL: linking client (.sl) fastcall/stdcall
FAIL: linking client (symlink -> .dll) fastcall/stdcall
FAIL: linking client (symlink -> .sl) fastcall/stdcall


2012/3/2 Pascal Obry <>:
> Kai,
>> Hmm, we could also do in the first call for bfd_link_hash_traverse
>> build up a table for undefined-symbol names only.
>> And then do the actual operations based on this candidate list only?
>> We avoid here at least to run over all symbols in hash_table multiple times
> Right. This is close to what I was proposing I think. I've gone this
> path but not implementing a new hash table. I've created an array with a
> key and associated bfd_link_hash_entry. This array is sorted and
> searched using bsearch(). In my small test case the time went from 7s to
> 0.3s. Looks promising.
> Please see attached patch. Bear in mind that I've a limited knowledge in
> binutils internal. The patch is a first attempt to fix this issue, I'm
> still wondering if it is correct and at least equivalent to the previous
> code.
> Please review and let me know if this is going in the right direction.
> Thanks.
> Pascal.
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