Subject: Re: why ld.elf_so is slow starting mozilla
To: NetBSD Toolchain Technical Discussion List <tech-toolchain@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
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 <>