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Re: Long linking time


I confirm that. 
I saw no improvement when using  binutils-2.17.50.0.3 from  
ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/devel/binutils/ . 
Though I found a patch 
(http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2006-04/msg00329.html) which reduces 
linking time from 6 minutes to 20 seconds!

nicolas

On Monday 28 August 2006 15:02, Talbot, George wrote:
> Do you mean that the patch is already in the source distribution for
> binutils-2.17.50.0.3?
>
> The caching patch is not in binutils-2.17.50.0.3, from what I can tell.
> I don't mean to be dense, but I did have to put it in there myself, and
> it wasn't in the README at the top-level of the source tree.
>
> Let me know what I'm missing here.
>
> --
>
> George T. Talbot
> <gtalbot@locuspharma.com>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: H. J. Lu [mailto:hjl@lucon.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 10:44 AM
> To: Talbot, George
> Cc: Alan Modra; nicos@maunakeatech.com; binutils@sourceware.org
> Subject: Re: Re: Long linking time
>
> On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 08:17:37AM -0400, Talbot, George wrote:
> > I tried the latest version.  It didn't help that much.  I then
> > hand-applied the patch that caches the value of the kept symbols, and
> > that helped a dramatic amount.  I would strongly argue for the
>
> inclusion
>
> If you follow README for the latest Linux binutils, that patch should
> be applied.
>
>
> H.J.


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