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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/4] Makefile: lld: tell clang to use lld
On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 8:08 AM Nick Desaulniers
<ndesaulniers@google.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 6:59 AM Masahiro Yamada
> <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 5:42 AM <ndesaulniers@google.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > This is needed because clang doesn't select which linker to use based on
> > > $LD but rather -fuse-ld=lld. This is problematic especially for
> > > cc-ldoption, which checks for linker flag support via invoking the
> > > compiler, rather than the linker.
> >
> >
> > Sorry, please explain what kind of problem
> > this patch solves.
> >
> >
> >
> > [1] $(LD) is used to link vmlinux, modules, etc.
> >
> > [2] $(CC) is used to link vdso, etc.
> > and -fuse-ld= selects which linker is invoked from $(CC)
>
> It solves case 2.
>
> >
> >
> > Is it a problem to use a different
> > type of linker for [1] and [2] ?
>
> Ideally, no, but I can think of at least one case where it might be
> problematic to mix linkers like that:
> You might be mixing linker flags added via ld-option from one linker
> that aren't actually supported by the other linker.

You can do this only when you are sure
that the _exactly_ same linker is used.

In my understanding, -fuse-ld=lld does not guarantee it.



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Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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