[New-bugs-announce] [issue10112] Use -Wl, --dynamic-list=x.list, not -Xlinker -export-dynamic

Jan Kratochvil report at bugs.python.org
Fri Oct 15 12:16:25 CEST 2010

New submission from Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil at redhat.com>:

FSF GDB (and future Fedora GDBs) became 250KB smaller than before.  Python recently disabled this GDB build optimization so GDB is 250KB larger again.

-rwxr-xr-x 1 4524488 gdb-7.1-19.fc13.x86_64/usr/bin/gdb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 4266728 gdb-7.1-19dynamiclist.fc13.x86_64/usr/bin/gdb
-rw-r--r-- 1 2364656 gdb-7.1-19.fc13.x86_64.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 2274300 gdb-7.1-19dynamiclist.fc13.x86_64.rpm

Some Python binaries/libraries could probably also benefit from smaller pageable code image.

GDB regressed due to /usr/lib*/python*/config/Makefile contains:
  LINKFORSHARED=-Xlinker -export-dynamic

and GDB thus has to use it even for its own link, effectively disabling its:

AFAIK Python already contains the required exports list but it is used only on MS-Windows.  It should be utilized even for GNU/Linux builds.

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 118756
nosy: dmalcolm, jankratochvil
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Use -Wl,--dynamic-list=x.list, not -Xlinker -export-dynamic
type: resource usage
versions: Python 3.2

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