Subject: optimising symbol name alignment in ELF files
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/02/2002 22:10:18
Would it break the elf rules if all the symbol names in the
dynamic symbol table (string space) were aligned on 4 byte

If the symbol length were known (ie saved when the hash
is calculated) this would allow a word sized memcmp()
to be used instead of the less efficient strcmp().
(the knowledge of padding bytes after the string
would be even more useful....)


David Laight: