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  • GNU Binutils 2.35 Preparing For Release

    Phoronix: GNU Binutils 2.35 Preparing For Release

    Binutils 2.35 was branched this weekend as this important component to the open-source Linux ecosystem...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-2.35-Branched

  • #2
    A step forward to this leading Binutils thingy towards GNU Binutils 2.36. Speed comparisons between Binutils and hot air has shown, that hot air is 10,3217% faster. Now with flatpak support.

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    • #3
      SDo, not much new except for bug fixes. Currently gold linker fails with linux kernel -or at least kernel checks in makefile excldue it from compiling and fail.

      Has this been fixed with new version ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
        SDo, not much new except for bug fixes. Currently gold linker fails with linux kernel -or at least kernel checks in makefile excldue it from compiling and fail.

        Has this been fixed with new version ?
        gold was created by google and google no longer maintains it

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pal666 View Post
          gold was created by google and google no longer maintains it
          WTF ? Isn't it supposed to be vastly better and faster than BFD ? What happened ?
          And, if it is abandoned, why is it still there ?

          Moreover, what are we supposed to use as faster bfd alternative now ?

          AFAIK lld ain't it, since it cuts some shortcuts that can be important in some cases...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
            WTF ? Isn't it supposed to be vastly better and faster than BFD ? What happened ?
            maybe google switched to lld for their usecase
            Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
            And, if it is abandoned, why is it still there ?
            it's already in a separate package in fedora https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BINUTILS_GOLD
            Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
            Moreover, what are we supposed to use as faster bfd alternative now ?
            i'm using ld.bfd

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pal666 View Post
              gold was created by google and google no longer maintains it
              Isn't that what happens to just about everything Google? Google has the attention span of a 5 year old.

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              • #8
                Gold kept breaking with the kernel, I reported the bugs a few times, but they were with the linker, not the kernel. Looks like gold has been abandoned. After the last time I reported an issue with gold patches were put together to stop gold being allowed. As gold is the default linker on my system I patch my kernel make file to use ld.bfd

                There has been a lot of work getting clang and lld working with the kernel, pretty sure that'll be standard soon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wizard69 View Post

                  Isn't that what happens to just about everything Google? Google has the attention span of a 5 year old.
                  even that is better then Trump...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brane215 View Post

                    WTF ? Isn't it supposed to be vastly better and faster than BFD ?
                    No, it was cutting corners to make linking faster for large project. Some of the underlying details in bfd took too much RAM when linking Chrome/Chromium.

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