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Re: RFC: Support link with mixed IR/non-IR objects
On May 10, 2012, at 1:47 AM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 03:05:58PM +0200, Tristan Gingold wrote:
>> On May 8, 2012, at 10:05 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
>>>> Even so, I think I'd lean towards the use of archives.
>>> ar archives don't work. The linux kernel requires unreferenced objects to
>>> be included in the build (e.g. for EXPORT_SYMBOL and initcalls)
>> Many linkers (but not GNU ld) have options to link all archive members. Not difficult to implement.
> We cannot force all the Linux users to update their binutils.
> So would need a solution that works with old binutils.
> Do you have one?
This one might be a possible one, as it is already implemented in binutils (--whole-archive as Ian told)