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figure out why unused functions from builtin.a are not getting omitted from final binary #2062

andrewrk opened this issue Mar 14, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Mar 14, 2019

I'm pretty sure when I solved #54 it was working but now if I do this:

$ ./zig build-exe ../examples/hello_world/hello.zig --release-small
$ objdump -d hello
0000000000201a40 <sqrt>:
0000000000201bf0 <sqrtf>:

That's not supposed to be in there. sqrt (among others) isn't called from this application.

On the other hand functions from compiler_rt.a are correctly getting omitted.

Maybe we should do -ffunction-sections?

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commented Mar 26, 2019

It seems to happen only in release-safe and release-fast modes for me when compiling for

In debug and release small modes, there are no calls to any compiler-rt functions that I can see.


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commented Apr 10, 2019

Note for webassembly what @shritesh found: #2248 (comment)


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commented May 12, 2019

I just pulled the latest zig and my freestanding arm project won't build anymore:

lld: error: undefined symbol: __zig_probe_stack
>>> referenced by debug.zig:1822 (/home/alexander/Code/zig/build/lib/zig/std/debug.zig:1822)
>>>               /home/alexander/Code/msp432-tiva-zig/zig-cache/o/siMKlSLAjLobrJZ7TlKJUPyWP9vPyHsp5b0NmB2ajmfniXlyxalD_J1uFQo1EQ7b/build.o:(std.debug.getLineNumberInfoDwarf)

I think it is related to this issue.

Also, unlike my previous comment, this error happens in all build modes.

EDIT: nevermind, build issue... sorry for the noise

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