patch was: dwarf2 debug dependent upon GAS?
Ian Lance Taylor
Thu Mar 11 10:44:00 GMT 1999
From: Jason Merrill <email@example.com>
Date: 11 Mar 1999 10:31:35 -0800
> This is irrelevant to your patch, but on Linux the local symbols do
> show up in the symbol table, as I remembered; I always filter nm
> output as a result. This may be a gas thing. Any gas folk care to
> Yes, there is some bad interaction going on, I believe related to
> debugging references to local symbols in non-standard sections. The
> assembler is not converting them into relocs against a section symbol
> for some reason. I've never gotten around to looking into it.
I assume that fixing this would dramatically improve link time for DWARF2?
I would not expect to see a dramatic improvement, but maybe there is
something I am overlooking. You can probably estimate the improvement
by linking with the --discard-locals option.
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