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Re: failed to compile glibc 2.1.2 - BFD_RELOC_16_PCREL_S2 problem

To: Jay Carlson <>
Subject: Re: failed to compile glibc 2.1.2 - BFD_RELOC_16_PCREL_S2 problem
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 20:22:11 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, Andreas Jaeger <>, Jun Sun <>, Ulf Carlsson <>,,
In-reply-to: <228c01bfb107$fb22c2f0$0a00000a@decoy>
On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Jay Carlson wrote:
> 2.0 may still be the better choice on very space-constrained platforms until
> there are good options for reducing the size of 2.2.  I mean, 2.2 is not
> huge, but on devices with 2M non-volatile store *total*, it's an obvious
> target.
> I am not volunteering to work on this (yet), but I suspect that people who
> care intensely about size will have to start digging around in the link
> maps.  H. J. Lu has done some of the work in this direction already.

FYI, on PPC some people are working on kernel size optimization, ranging from
automatically throwing away never used functions and data at link time to
getting rid of all the kernel messages (I heard that's about 150 kB of textual



Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                                            -- Linus Torvalds

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