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Re: [PATCH 00/19] CTF linking support


On 16 Jul 2019, Nick Alcock outgrape:

> This is the beginning of support for linking CTF sections.  The type
> deduplicator is not very good,

For the avoidance of doubt: this series doesn't actually *contain* the
type deduplicator. We use ctf_add_type() as the deduplicator, which
already existed (and was already not very good). We'll improve the
deduplicator in a later series, but right now just wiring it up made for
a series that was quite large enough! ctf_add_type() itself will remain
the core of the deduplicator: it'll just get much better at spotting
duplicates reliably, while retaining a very similar interface to what it
has now.

The only part of *this series* that I worry might not be very good is
the ld/bfd part, because, well, I've never done anything this big in ld
before and it might well be doing everything wrong but just happen to be
working anyway. I don't know. That's why I'd like review :)


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