Re: Linking time
21 Apr 1999 01:39:55 -0400

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Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 21 Apr 1999 01:39:55 -0400
Organization: Deja News - The Leader in Internet Discussion
References: 99-04-052
Keywords: linker, performance

    "Sanjay Jha" <> wrote:
> I have a 100MB static library that I need to link to. Though my exe
> uses only a few of the classes from the library, the sheer size of the
> library makes the link time as high as 30 minutes on my NT desktop. Is
> there any way I can reduce this link time. I do have the source code
> for the library and can actually build it myself. Though I can build

One possibility is that the size of the symbol table (of external
symbols in the library) is very large and takes up a lot of memory
resulting in thrashing. This can easily lead to large link-times. You
can bring up the task manager and monitor the amount of memory taken
up by the linker to confirm this.


Gopi Kumar Bulusu
Sankhya Technologies Private Ltd.
+91 44 822 7357 GMT + 5:30

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