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Re: Library reduction on Alpha (was: Re: Alpha: aboot rescue disk)

Falk Hueffner <falk.hueffner@student.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:

> "Christopher C. Chimelis" <chris@debian.org> writes:
> > On 7 Aug 2001, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> > 
> > > Yes, it acually doesn't seem to make any difference. With mklibs.sh:
> > 
> > What exactly does this script do to libc (or really, what isn't it
> > doing now)?  There are some binutils issues that I'm working on that
> > may be related...
> The only difference between the two scripts is how the set of symbols
> to be incuded is determined. mklibs.py simply adds missing symbols
> iteratively until everything is satisfied. mklibs.sh does something
> different (I just realized that it doesn't do what I thought it
> did... unfortunately there's no real documentation... Hm, I'm afraid
> somebody else will have to tell you how it works :) You can find both
> scripts in the boot-floppies CVS, in scripts/rootdisk.
> Well another difference: mklibs.py uses readelf insead of objdump,
> since that seemed to be slightly easier to parse.

Main reason for readelf was objdump failing on some files. Can't
remember which though.
>         Falk


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