thoughts on coalescing libbb/ source files

Rich Felker dalias at
Mon Mar 27 19:24:21 UTC 2006

On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 01:43:33PM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> files.  And newer versions of gcc have the strange "put everything in its own 
> ELF section and eliminate dead code that way" thing the compiler can do for 
> us, although we won't be able to depend on that for another two or three 
> years and even then it means we compile stuff we don't need.  On the other 

Please don't ever depend on this. It's ELF-specific and ELF is a
leading cause of bloat and bad load-time performance (for dynamic
linked binaries). Users of busybox especially may want to use binary
formats that are better suited to compact systems.


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