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Re: compiler problem

To: Geoffrey Espin <espin@idiom.com>
Subject: Re: compiler problem
From: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 14:07:14 -0800
Cc: linux-mips-kernel@lists.sourceforge.net, linux-mips <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <20011114132651.A85263@idiom.com>; from espin@idiom.com on Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 01:26:51PM -0800
References: <1005591216.470.20.camel@zeus> <20011114134718.E16741@dea.linux-mips.net> <20011114132651.A85263@idiom.com>
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On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 01:26:51PM -0800, Geoffrey Espin wrote:
> 
> I discovered that HJ Lu's toolchain seems to generate binaries
> sometimes nearly twice what I used to get with the old VR toolchain.
> Here are some of my apps (-static -stripped):
                            ^^^^^^^
> 
> OLD 'VR' tools
> 
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       302384 Oct  4  2001 chat
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       443848 Oct  4  2001 iptables
>     -r-sr-x---    1 root     root       619620 Oct  4  2001 pppd
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       445788 Oct  4  2001 thttpd
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       335560 Oct  4  2001 udhcpd
> 
> NEW gcc version 2.96 20000731
> 
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     espin      543876 Nov 13 16:13 chat
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 espin    espin      740092 Nov 13 16:13 iptables
>     -r-sr-x---    1 root     pppusers   907256 Nov 13 16:13 pppd
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 espin    espin      703880 Nov 13 16:13 thttpd
>     -rwxr-xr-x    1 espin    espin      599200 Nov 13 16:13 udhcpd
> 
> 
> I guess this is most likely a glibc issue?

Yes. If you use -static, the binary will be bigger. If you want
smaller binaries, you should check out my sglibc.



H.J.

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