[lfs-dev] Two changes to consider for 8.0

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sat Dec 31 12:35:13 PST 2016

On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 04:55:47AM -0600, DJ Lucas wrote:
> On 12/30/2016 09:01 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> > 
> > I don't have a problem with adding gold as you propose, but I do wonder
> > what the benefits are for using it.  As best I can tell, it would only
> > be useful in speeding up the link phase for some large projects.  Is
> > that right?
> > 
> > If so, what are some performance improvements we can expect to see?
> Correct. Ken, might be able to provide some insight as to differences. As I
> go through this build, I plan to do some 1:1 comparisons for larger packages
> to see how much of difference to expect. Off the cuff, I see Firefox,
> Chromium, Webkit, and KF5 as targets for potential "wow" numbers. The
> results, however, are not relevant to the question of whether to include it
> IMO.
I haven't got round to testing build times with the two linkers.
Too much else going on.

What I did notice a while ago (forget when) was that a particular
kernel version (hopefully, -rc but maybe not) didn't link with gold.

`I shall take my mountains', said Lu-Tze. `The climate will be good
for them.'     -- Small Gods

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