[cfe-dev] LTO on FreeBSD
espindola at google.com
Wed Jun 30 11:04:05 CDT 2010
> Ah, I had been curious about this as well. Is the long-term goal for llvm-ld to be a full drop-in replacement for the system linker?
Looks hard, as it would have to be really generic to support all the
> So, my original assumption that the OS X clang is using ld with the gold plugins was correct? If so, I'm curious where it's hidden away. I see a lot of libLLVMContainer.dylib files under the /Developer tree, but no files relating to "gold" anywhere.
There is a gold plugin. That should work on freebsd, but yes, gold is
gpl3. If working on the bsd linker, you should be able to implement a
plugin support just use libLTO directly.
Note that you probably also have to update nm and ar. The GNU ones can
use the same plugin as gold.
> Thanks for all the helpful info!
Rafael Ávila de Espíndola
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