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Re: linker plugin api limitation
- From: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>
- To: Rafael EspÃndola <rafael dot espindola at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>, Cary Coutant <ccoutant at gmail dot com>, Evgenii Stepanov <eugeni dot stepanov at gmail dot com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:27:59 -0800
- Subject: Re: linker plugin api limitation
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On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 8:20 AM, Rafael EspÃndola
> On 22 February 2016 at 11:14, H.J. Lu <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 6:39 AM, Rafael EspÃndola
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Evgeniy Stepanov recently found a limitation of the plugin api with
>>> --start-lib --end-lib: there is no way to tell the difference from a
>>> file not being included in the link to it being included and all the
>>> symbols being preempted.
>> How should --start-lib --end-lib work? Is there an equivalent command
>> line option for BFD ld?
> I don't think it is implemented in BFD ld. The idea is that using
> $ ld ... --start-lib <objs> --end-lib
> should be equivalent to
> $ ar rc foo.a <objs>
> $ ld ... foo.a
> ar is normally very fast, but when doing a fully distributed build one
> would still need to copy <objs> to a node just to create foo.a. Using
> --start-lib/--end-lib saves that step.
Have you tried the AR equivalent with gold?