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Re: Sparse file criteria malfunction - binutils produces sparse .exe & .dll files
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 05:33:46PM +0200, Markus Mauhart wrote:
>> Now it has been proven that each cygwin installation manipulating 1000s
>> files only suffers from this "feature"; not to mention that it breaks
>> winfile.exe :-(((.
> The next Cygwin version will produce sparse files only if the application
> decides to write 64K or more beyond EOF.
Unfortunately, ld does seems to so this when writing PE files (well, I'm
guessing libbfd, since strip does as well).
No, I haven't verified this in the source - I've got university exams, so
I'm a little busy!
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