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--merge, --no_merge

This option enables or disables the merging of const strings that are placed in shareable sections by the compiler. Using --merge can reduce the size of the image if there are similarities between const strings.

For a listing of the merged const strings you can use --info=merge.

Note

The linker does not do any merging in AArch64 state.

Default

The default is --merge.

By default, merging happens between different load and execution regions. Therefore, code from one execution or load region might use a string stored in different region. If you do not want this behavior, then do one of the following:

  • Use the PROTECTED load region attribute if you are using scatter-loading.

  • Globally disable merging with --no_merge.

See also

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