Subject: Re: why ld.elf_so is slow starting mozilla
To: NetBSD Toolchain Technical Discussion List <tech-toolchain@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2002 14:25:55
On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 05:21:02PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Yes, that probably would help significantly.
> Of course just calling a flag day and getting rid of all exising weak
> symbols and moving on to the next round might help almost as much! :-)
That wouldn't actually help, because weak symbols aren't used for
ABI versioning -- symbol renaming is.
Weak symbols are used for namespace protection.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>