ld: --gc-sections incompatible with --emit-relocs ?
Thu Oct 12 01:57:00 GMT 2006
I am working with a cross toolchain for arm-elf based on gcc 3.4.0 and
Since I want to remove dead code in the produced binary I added
-ffunction-sections on the compile line and --gc-sections on the
But I get a warning "Warning: gc-sections option ignored" and the
unused functions are not removed in the binary.
After some tests, it appears that I also specify --emit-relocs on the
linker line, and removing this --emit-relocs causes --gc-sections to
work as expected.
I also tested with GCC 4.1.0 and binutils 2.17 and it doesn't work too.
Is any of you aware of such a limitation ? I did not find any
reference in the manual.
I would appreciate any hints on how to try to remove/workaround this limitation.
Thanks in advance,
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