[kaffe] reduce size of kaffe-bin

Nektarios K. Papadopoulos npapadop at inaccessnetworks.com
Thu Apr 29 09:20:03 PDT 2004

I guess --with-staticbin is the cause.

I think that if you already have the necessary libraries (libc etc) in 
your embedded target you don't need the kaffe-bin to be static

I thing the same applies for --with-staticvm

BTW my strong arm kaffe-bin is 120K with the following configuration:
CC=arm-linux-gcc NM=arm-linux-nm AR=arm-linux-ar ../kaffe/configure 
--build=i686-linux --with-class-library-profile=osgi_foundation 
--with-engine=intrp -
-enable-pure-java-math --without-esd --without-alsa --with-awt=no 
-arm --with-jikes=$HOME/usr/bin/jikes

and after arm-linux-strip.

But I DO have the required libraries in my target which take a 
respectable amount of space themselves.


Nick.Faulwetter at Stud.Tu-Ilmenau.De wrote:
> Hello,
> I compiled kaffe for an embedded target with the following configure-options:
> CFLAGS="-D__XSCALE__" KAFFEH="/wrk2/usr/cad/nfaulwet/kaffe-native/bin/kaffeh"
> CC="/usr/local/arm-elf/bin/gcc -elf2flt" AR="/usr/local/arm-elf/bin/ar"
> NM="/usr/local/arm-elf/bin/nm" ../kaffe-1.1.4/configure --host=arm-linux
> --build=i586-linux --with-rt-jar=/tmp/rt.jar --enable-pure-java-math --disable-gcj
> --with-includes=/uClibc-0.9.11/include --with-libraries=/uClibc-0.9.11/lib --with-staticlib
> --with-staticvm --with-staticbin --enable-static=yes --disable-sound --without-awt --disable-debug
> --disable-xprofiling --disable-xdebugging --disable-feedback --without-profiling --without-stats
> --prefix=/home/nick/kaffe --with-threads=unix-jthreads --without-applet --without-beans
> --without-sql --without-security; perl -pi -e 's:compile_time run_time ::' test/regression/Makefile;
> The result is a kaffe-bin with size 814 KB. This seems to be very much to me, cause compiling
> kaffe for my development-PC results in a kaffe-bin nearly ten times smaller (and this without 
> all the without-.. and disable-.. options).
> Can someone tell me, if one of the options above causes the big binary. Or how can i reduce the
> size at all? "strip" didn't help.
> I'm thankful for every hint i get, even if it doesn't work. So mail every idea you have.
> I wish you a nice day.
> Nick
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