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Re: lib.a

To: David Kesselring <dkesselr@mmc.atmel.com>
Subject: Re: lib.a
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 01:50:39 +0100
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On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 05:22:42PM -0500, David Kesselring wrote:

> The function that I am missing (release_firmware) is compiled into
> lib/lib.a. and shows up in lib.a.flags. But it does not show up in vmlinux
> binary or the symbol table. I couldn't see that the generic Malta make
> file has any garbage collection on but I can't see where it is lost.
> What I get is unresolved symbols when I insmod my driver.
> Any ideas from the experts?

It's a library so if no reference is preceeding the library that member
won't be linked in.

  Ralf

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