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SubjectRe: Updated Link-Time-Optimization patchkit
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On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 02:38:14PM +0100, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
>> On 2014.02.14 at 22:21 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> > This is the updated LTO patchkit for 3.14-rc2. LTO allows
>> > the compiler to do global optimization over the whole kernel.
>>
>> It is mildly annoying that one couldn't use vanilla binutils. Have you
>> already opened bugs on sourceware.org/bugzilla/ to get this fixed for
>> gold and ld.bfd?
>
> The problem is supporting "pass through" of both pure (.S) assembler code and
> LTO through ld -r, because the kernel makefiles use ld -r heavily.
> Standard binutils would throw all the assembler away when in plugin LTO
> mode.
>
> HJ did the work (and fixed a couple other bugs that blocked kernel LTO),
> but the mainline binutils people rejected the patches. You can judge
> for yourself if their reasons make sense:
>
> https://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2012-05/msg00057.html
>
> Noone has done the work for gold so far.
>
> There was some effort from the Fedora binutils maintainers to add the
> necessary patches to their version, but at least what is in FC20 doesn't
> seem to be enough.

There are some additional LTO bug fixes in my Linux
binutils.

--
H.J.


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