Re: 2.4.0-test8-pre1 is quite bad / how about integrating Rik's VM

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 20:28:21 EST

   Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 21:32:45 -0400 (EDT)
   From: Alexander Viro <>

   On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Andrew Morton wrote:

> > gcc -O2 -c t.c
> > strings t.o | grep hhh
> hhhhhhh

   Eww... Do they _ever_ remove dead code?

They remove the code, they just forget to mark the string in the data
section as unused and thus still emit it.

David S. Miller
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