RFC: Support link with mixed IR/non-IR objects

H.J. Lu hjl.tools@gmail.com
Tue May 8 20:27:00 GMT 2012

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> 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)

I encourage people who favor a different approach to implement
it for Linux kernel build and submit patches to Linux kernel.  If
it is really a good idea, I believe Linux kernel people will listen.
But asking Linux kernel to abandon a working build system
without providing an alternative working implementation won't
work with Linux kernel.


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