[OLPC-devel] Re: [PATCH 0/4] Compile kernel with -fwhole-program --combine
rob at landley.net
Fri Aug 25 16:11:50 EDT 2006
On Thursday 24 August 2006 11:24 am, David Woodhouse wrote:
> Using a combination of these two compiler options for building kernel
> code leads to some useful optimisation
BusyBox has been doing this for months now: "build at once" is one of our
config options. I'd like to point out that gcc eats needs several hundred
megabytes of ram to do this and you have no useful progress indicator between
starting and ending. But the result is definitely smaller.
We also tell the linker "--sort-common --gc-sections" which may or may not
Never bet against the cheap plastic solution.
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