[klibc] Register parameters are unsafe with gcc 3.3.2

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jun 7 11:23:51 PDT 2004

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Okay, I applied your patch, but the resulting sh binary is 60% larger 
>> than the old one - 90K instead of 55K (on i386.)  I think this is 
>> sufficient enough of a delta that I think we need to ask the people 
>> here -- is this worth it, or is this bloat?
> The sh binary from busybox is 84924 bytes here (statically linked 
> against uclibc). Anything over that is probably bloat.

It's about that size when stripped.

It seems to me that we need to figure out where the extra bulk comes 
from and get rid of it, or fix the old ash, perhaps by porting fixes.


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