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

Tristan Gingold gingold@adacore.com
Wed May 9 14:06:00 GMT 2012


On May 9, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> 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.

Ah yes, I missed it when I searched in --help.  Thank you for correcting me.

Tristan.



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