Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Guenther Grau <Guenther.Grau@bk.bosch.de>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/09/1999 10:31:00
On Tue, 09 Feb 1999 19:13:03 +0100
Guenther Grau <Guenther.Grau@bk.bosch.de> wrote:
> Hmm, I thought we had a discussion on this before :-)
> Just to make it clear from the start, we are talking about
> libcc1 NOT libc
Yes, I know libcc1 NOT libc.
> How much disk space are you going to save? I think you'll only save the
> diskspace for each language you have a compiler for, right?
Right, and by default, we install 4:
Here's my m68k compiler backend. Note the statically-linked cc1.bak:
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1105920 May 4 1997 cc1.bak*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 212992 Feb 3 11:33 cc1*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 286720 Feb 3 12:20 cc1obj*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 688128 Feb 3 12:07 cc1plus*
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 630784 Feb 3 12:56 f771*
-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 1453568 Feb 3 11:23 libcc1.so.1.1
> > In fact, the disk space savings of shared libcc1 is downright critical
> > to get the compiler to fit on some of our platforms!
> Huh, which platforms are these?
Consider VAX users who can only put e.g. RD54s on their systems. Shared
libraries was a BIG DEAL for the VAX port for very pragmatic reasons.
> > If _you_ want to eliminate the run-time startup cost of shared libraries,
> > _you_ can build your system with LDSTATIC=-static.
> I think, this was just a misunderstanding.
No. Todd watned to eliminate the run-time cost of shared libraries, instead
trading space. He, and any other NetBSD user, have that option by building
their systems statically.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>