[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: binutils-2.34+1git.de9c1b7cfe-1 (x86/x86_64)

Hans-Bernhard Bröker HBBroeker@t-online.de
Fri Mar 20 19:24:37 GMT 2020

Am 20.03.2020 um 00:18 schrieb Brian Inglis:
> On 2020-03-18 23:25, Marco Atzeri via Cygwin wrote:

>> It seems something is adding 5M or more to the normal
>> size of the programs
> See attached for summary details by arch, but main points for both are, on x86_64:

Could this be due to the ginormous number of targets configured into the 

Asking the tools themselves about the list of targets they support, 
compared to a run-off-the-mill default native build from current git 
sources, yields:

> hbbro@NB5 ~/src/gnu/binutils/bld/gcc/binutils
> $ objdump -i | wc
>    8172   30919  441168
> hbbro@NB5 ~/src/gnu/binutils/bld/gcc/binutils
> $ ./objdump -i | wc
>     117     325    2831

That size difference evidently due to the 260+ supported output target 
types in /usr/bin/objdump.exe, compared to 22 in my own build.

To put it another way the individual object files in libbfd.a are of 
quite similar size; there just a whole lot more of them, and that 
explains the difference.

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