why does .jcr work?

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Wed Nov 6 13:03:00 GMT 2002

Adam Megacz writes:
 > Andrew Haley <aph@redhat.com> writes:
 > > gcj foo.java bar.java bloop.java -Wl,--verbose
 > Oh, cool...  Thanks for showing me this.
 > >   .jcr            : { KEEP (*(.jcr)) }
 > Okay... I also noticed that the linker script had to go out of its way
 > to ensure that crtbegin.o (__CRT_LIST__) came before .ctors, but it
 > didn't have to do the same thing for __JCR_LIST__... do you know why
 > that is the case?

I guess it's because .ctors is sorted.

 > >  > 2. Why is this in libgcc instead of simply in the constructor for some
 > >  >    static C++ class in libgcj?
 > > What problem would that solve?
 > I dunno, more isolation.  Just curious if it had to be that way.  If I
 > get --gc-sections working, it would be easier if I could confine my
 > changes to libgcj and gcc/java/*.

I don't see the problem.  Surely whatever you do you'll need to remove
the static constructors you don't need, and whatever you do you'll
still need __JCR_LIST__.  crtbegin won't change.


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