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Re: g++keeps unused objects with virtual functions

On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 1:11 AM, Zan Lynx <> wrote:
> On 04/07/2015 09:00 AM, Stefan Ehrlich wrote:
>> compiler and linker options are:
>> avr-g++.exe  -c -Os -Wall -fdata-sections -ffunction-sections -fvisibility=hidden -fvisibility-inlines-hidden -fno-rtti -flto -fuse-linker-plugin -mmcu=atmega8 ...
>> avr-gcc.exe  -Wall -Os -Wl,-static -Wl,-flto -fuse-linker-plugin -Wl,--strip-all -Wl,-s -Wl,--gc-sections -mmcu=atmega8 ...
>> The more not used objects I use the worse the problem gets.
>> Is there any possibility to remove unused virtual functions or at least the objects, which are not used? I have not find any solution so far.
>> If not, is there a plan to add this feature to the linker?
> Try adding -fwhole-program to the options. I haven't tried it.

With using a linker plugin this shouldn't be required.


> I believe that GCC assumes that the executable can be dynamically opened
> and its functions used as if it were a shared library. Because of that
> GCC has to keep things available. Although I would have thought
> visibility=hidden would have taken care of that.
> But -fwhole-program promises that this is the whole program and there
> isn't anything else linking with it. I've noticed that when specified,
> the output is heavily inlined and missing most function definitions so
> it might be what you want.

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