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

Ian Lance Taylor iant@google.com
Wed May 9 14:02:00 GMT 2012


Tristan Gingold <gingold@adacore.com> writes:

> On May 8, 2012, at 10:05 PM, Andi Kleen 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)
>
> Many linkers (but not GNU ld) have options to link all archive members.  Not difficult to implement.

Unless I misunderstand what you mean, GNU ld has that option too:
--whole-archive.

Ian



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