Subject: [ Bug in netbsd wastes space for all ELF platforms?]
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 09/19/2001 17:45:09

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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 12:05:36 -0700
From: "H . J . Lu" <>
To: Richard Henderson <>
Subject: Bug in netbsd wastes space for all ELF platforms?
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In-Reply-To: <>; from on Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 04:21:58PM -0700

On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 04:21:58PM -0700, Richard Henderson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 04:08:37PM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:
> > Does that mean Linux also wastes 400 bytes? I'd like to get them back
> > for Linux.
> Yes, but do not uglify the linker scripts even more with
> such port-specific hacks.  400 bytes isn't worth that.

Does that impact all Linux platforms or just Linux/mips? If it is a
netbsd bug, why can't we ask them to fix their code? As the last
resort, they can always modify their private linker scripts if they
don't want to fix their code. They have been doing that for a long
time anyway. I don't think everyone who use the GNU binutils should
suffer just because netbsd is broken.

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