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Re: [LTO merge][0/15] Description of the final 15 patches
On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 10:46:29PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
> > gets from the linker. Since the linker plugin is a shared
> > object, and it uses libiberty functions, it needs to use a
> > shared libiberty.
> Why can't they just link a static libiberty?
This comment from opcodes/configure.in is relevant
# When building a shared libopcodes, link against the pic version of libiberty
# so that apps that use libopcodes won't need libiberty just to satisfy any
# libopcodes references.
# We can't do that if a pic libiberty is unavailable since including non-pic
# code would insert text relocations into libopcodes.
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