[patch] Check for -Wl,--gc-sections

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Mon Jun 18 07:45:49 PDT 2007

Richard Hughes wrote:
> Havoc mentioned I should try using --gc-sections to reduce the size of
> the setuid binary.

I think you need a compiler flag to put each function in a separate 
section also, at least to get maximum benefit.

Though since this isn't the default I've always assumed there must be 
some sort of downside, I can't tell you what it might be.


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