[tor-dev] Size issues with Orbot statically linking OpenSSL

Steven Murdoch Steven.Murdoch at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jan 16 00:30:23 UTC 2012

On 15 Jan 2012, at 20:47, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> Another thing to try: recent gccs and their toolchains have a trick where they can stick every function in its own segment, then tell the linker to dump the unused ones. I believe it's called "gc-segments" or something. I have no idea if it would work with openssl, but it could be worth investigating. I believe there's a ticket for tor to use it by default when possible.
I found a presentation on this which looks to contain useful information:


Although post suggests that the Android NKD may have the relevant options on by default:


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