[cfe-users] [llvm-dev] objc object file generated for gnustep runtime for ELF target is too big

David Chisnall via cfe-users cfe-users at lists.llvm.org
Wed Sep 28 01:43:30 PDT 2016

On 27 Sep 2016, at 19:00, Perevalov Alexey <Alexey.Perevalov at hotmail.com> wrote:
> in disassembler output and in final binary, but these protocol aren't used in sample. Neither front end nor linker got rid of it.
> You wrote definitions will be unique, but it didn't strip out unnecessary .objc_protocol and depended fields.
> (frankly saying after strip -s I didn't see .objc_protocol, but still find all selector and protocol names in strings output ;)
> And it's look like a bug.

This is a known issue and is unavoidable with the current ABI.  I’m currently working on a replacement GNUstep Objective-C ABI that takes advantage of some features of linkers that weren’t available when the original GNU Objective-C ABI was created, but it’s spare-time (unfunded) work, so is taking a while.  With the current prototype, there are a lot of space savings but it’s nowhere near ready for release.


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