[vms/committed]: set linktime

Tristan Gingold gingold@adacore.com
Mon Jun 28 07:43:00 GMT 2010

On Jun 25, 2010, at 6:50 PM, Richard Henderson wrote:

> On 06/25/2010 07:54 AM, Tristan Gingold wrote:
>> 	* vms-alpha.c (alpha_vms_write_exec): Set linktime field.
> Is this really required?  We've historically ignored these
> fields so that we can have 100% reproducible binaries...

Yes, this is the drawback. But having this field set also avoids some junk outputs.

There is already a flag BFD_DETERMINISTIC_OUTPUT that could be used to force 100%
reproducible binarie.  AFAIK it is only set by ar, but it shouldn't be hard for ld to
use it too.  I will add this to my work-list.


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