LTO is short for Link-Time Optimizations as a compiler-based performance optimization technique.

LTO Articles & Reviews

Benchmarking Mercury As The "Fastest Firefox Fork" With AVX, AES, LTO + PGO   Storage   2023-08-22
GCC 12 Compiler Optimization Tuning With The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X   Software   2022-07-19
Intel Announces Rialto Bridge As Ponte Vecchio Successor, Talks Up Falcon Shores & DAOS   Events   2022-05-31
Squeezing More Performance Out Of The Linux Kernel With Clang + LTO   Software   2021-07-21
LLVM Clang 12 Benchmarks At Varying Optimization Levels, LTO   Software   2021-06-25
GCC 11 Compiler Performance Benchmarks With Various Optimization Levels, LTO   Software   2021-06-14
Linux 5.12 Features Intel Xe VRR, Nintendo 64 Port + Clang LTO + Much More   Software   2021-02-28
Initial Fedora 32 vs. Fedora 33 Beta Benchmarks Point To Slightly Higher Performance   Operating Systems   2020-09-29
GCC Benchmarks At Varying Optimization Levels With Core i9 10900K Show An Unexpected Surprise   Software   2020-07-27
GCC 10 Link-Time Optimization Benchmarks On AMD Threadripper   Software   2020-01-07
7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks For July 2019, Including LTO'ed openSUSE Tumbleweed   Operating Systems   2019-07-22
Intel's Clear Linux Shows Much Potential For Optimized Graphics Performance   Operating Systems   2016-04-15
GCC 4.7 Link-Time Optimization Performance   Software   2012-08-21
Logitech Alto Express   Peripherals   2008-03-20

LTO Linux & Open-Source News

Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Overhauls Its Buffer Allocation Code   Intel   2023-11-26
LLVM Now Using PGO For Building x86_64 Windows Release Binaries: ~22% Faster Builds   LLVM   2023-11-18
GCC Patches Posted For Implementing Incremental LTO   GNU   2023-11-18
Intel Speeds Up ISPC Via LLVM/Clang LTO   Intel   2023-11-15
LLVM 17.0 + Clang 17.0 Released With Many New Compiler Features   LLVM   2023-09-19
Inception & Downfall, Linux 6.6 Development Kicking Off & Other August Highlights   Phoronix   2023-09-01
Coreboot 4.21 Brings More System76 Laptops, Star Labs & MSI Z790-P Support   Coreboot   2023-08-25
Unified LTO Bitcode Front-End Comes Together For LLVM   LLVM   2023-07-26
New Linux Kernel Code Works On APIC "Decrapification", Suggests Dropping x86 32-bit   Linux Kernel   2023-07-18
LLVM Lands Initial Support For Fat LTO Objects   LLVM   2023-07-02
Linux Patches Posted That Would Allow Boot-Time Disabling Of x86 32-bit Processes   Linux Kernel   2023-06-07
Coreboot 4.20 Released With Two More Dozen Motherboards Supported   Coreboot   2023-05-15
3Dfx Voodoo 1 & 2 Glide Linux Driver Retired, Other X.Org Code Officially Retired   X.Org   2023-04-24
GTK3 Port Of GIMP Is "Officially Finished"   Free Software   2023-04-19
Mold 1.11 High Performance Linker Released With Initial POWER10 Support   Programming   2023-03-16
Intel Shifts Its HPC Max Series Focus To Falcon Shores In 2025   Intel   2023-03-03
Fedora 38 Cleared To Ship With Its Bleeding Edge Compiler Toolchain   Fedora   2023-01-30
GIMP 3.0 Aiming To Release In 2023   Free Software   2023-01-30
GCC 13 Progresses To Stage 4 "Regression Fixes Only" Development   GNU   2023-01-16
LLVM Introducing JIT Support For OpenMP Offloading   LLVM   2022-12-28
Mold 1.8 Released With More Features For This High Performance Linker   Programming   2022-12-26
New Patches Aim To Boost Linux 9p Performance By ~10x   Linux Networking   2022-12-19
Linux 6.2 Speeds Up A Function By 715x - kallsyms_lookup_name()   Linux Kernel   2022-12-13
NVIDIA CUDA 12.0 Released With Official JIT LTO, C++20 Dialect Support   NVIDIA   2022-12-09
Patches Posted For GCC LTO Optimizing The Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2022-11-14
Wine 7.21 Released With Continued PE Work, Prepping For Vulkan 32-bit On 64-bit   WINE   2022-11-12
Meson 0.64 Build System Released With Intel oneAPI Compiler Support, Incremental ThinLTO   Programming   2022-11-07
Intel Releases DAOS 2.2 Distributed File-System   Intel   2022-10-22
Experimental Patches Adapt Linux For A Unikernel Design   Linux Kernel   2022-10-04
Improved Control Flow Integrity (KCFI) Implementation Submitted For Linux 6.1   Linux Kernel   2022-10-02
OpenJDK Java's Native Wayland Support Progressing   Wayland   2022-09-24
OpenMandriva Speeding Up Their AArch64 Linux Development With Ampere Altra   Operating Systems   2022-09-20
Google Engineers Argue For Linux "ASI" To Better Deal With Speculative Execution Attacks   Linux Security   2022-09-17
GCC 12 Profile Guided Optimization Benchmarks With The AMD Threadripper 3990X   GNU   2022-08-02
Mold 1.3 High Speed Linker Released With LTO Improvements   Programming   2022-06-18
More Intel Raptor Lake & Meteor Lake Driver Additions Coming For Linux 5.20   Intel   2022-06-09
Broadcom Announces Plan To Acquire VMware For $61 Billion USD   Virtualization   2022-05-26
Google Posts Latest Code For KCFI As Better Control-Flow Integrity For The Linux Kernel   Linux Security   2022-05-16
Debian To Consider Changing How It Treats Closed-Source Firmware   Debian   2022-04-19
Mold 1.1.1 Released With Optimized Memory Usage, New Options   Programming   2022-03-08
Google Posts New ASI Patches For KVM To Help Fight Off Speculative Execution Attacks   Virtualization   2022-02-24
Mold 1.1 High Performance Linker Brings Native LTO, RISC-V Support   Programming   2022-02-21
Chimera Linux Pushes Ahead For FreeBSD User-Space Atop Linux, Built Using LLVM   Operating Systems   2022-02-08
Mold 1.0.2 Released For This High Performance Linker   Programming   2022-01-23
BOLT Merged Into LLVM To Optimize Binaries For Faster Performance   LLVM   2022-01-11
Gentoo Linux Packages Up AMD ROCm, Makes Progress On RISC-V, LTO+PGO Python   Operating Systems   2022-01-08
LLVM Enjoyed Record Growth In 2021, Many Exciting Compiler Advancements   LLVM   2022-01-02
Hypocrite Commits, Rust RFC & FUTEX2 Were Among Popular Kernel Topics In 2021   Linux Kernel   2022-01-01
2021 Brought A Convenient Installer For Arch Linux, Powering The Steam Deck   Arch Linux   2021-12-31
Ubuntu Had A Great Year In Switching To Wayland, Continued Commercial Success   Ubuntu   2021-12-30
BOLT Close To Merging Into LLVM For Optimizing Performance Of Binaries   LLVM   2021-12-09
Fedora 36 Planning To Run Wayland By Default With NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver   Fedora   2021-12-07
Intel Graphics Compiler 1.0.9289 Released As A Huge Update   Intel   2021-11-23
Facebook's BOLT Nearing Mainline LLVM For Optimizing Binaries   LLVM   2021-11-04
An Early Look At The GCC 12 Compiler Performance On AMD Zen 3   GNU   2021-10-22
Linux 5.15-rc5 x86 Changes Aim To Fix "Yet Another Hardware Trainwreck"   Intel   2021-10-10
Linux 5.15, AMD / Radeon Advancements, Intel SDSi Dominated Discussions This Month   Phoronix   2021-10-01
Facebook Has Been Working On BOLT'ing The Linux Kernel For Greater Performance   Linux Kernel   2021-09-25
Clang CFI Patches For The Linux Kernel Updated To Beef Up Security   Linux Kernel   2021-08-25
LE9, Canonical's Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson 3A5000 Made For An Exciting July   Phoronix   2021-08-01
The Most Popular Intel Linux/Open-Source News From H1'2021   Intel   2021-07-08
AMD's Linux Strides In H1'21 From FreeSync HDMI To PyTorch ROCm   AMD   2021-07-04
Intel Crocus, Linux 5.13, Other Vendor Happenings Made For An Exciting June   Phoronix   2021-06-30
Clang Profile Guided Optimizations Support Sent In For Linux 5.14   LLVM   2021-06-29
Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO) Likely Coming To Linux 5.14 For Clang   Linux Kernel   2021-06-12
Linux 5.13 To Allow Zstd Compressed Modules, Zstd Update Pending With Faster Performance   Linux Kernel   2021-05-03
Clang CFI Support Upstreamed For Linux 5.13 - But Only On ARM64 For Now   LLVM   2021-04-30
QEMU 6.0 Released With AMD SEV-ES Encrypted Guest Support, Experimental Multi-Process   Virtualization   2021-04-29
Linux 5.12 Released With Intel Xe Variable Rate Refresh, Clang LTO, KFENCE + More   Linux Kernel   2021-04-25
The 12 Most Interesting Changes Of Linux 5.12 - PS5, N64, Intel VRR, RDNA2 OverDrive   Linux Kernel   2021-04-15
Ubuntu 21.04 Testing Week Continues For Taming The Hirsute Hippo   Ubuntu   2021-04-04
Ubuntu 21.04 Beta Released For This Linux 5.11 Powered Update With Wayland By Default   Ubuntu   2021-04-01
Linux 5.12 Corruption, GNOME 40, AMD Milan, Rust In Linux-Next Made For An Exciting March   Phoronix   2021-04-01
The Most Popular AMD Linux/Open-Source News For Q1'2021   AMD   2021-03-31
QEMU 6.0 On The Way With LTO Support, AMD SEV-ES Guests, Multi-Process Experiment   Virtualization   2021-03-25
Ubuntu 21.04 Moves Ahead With Enabling LTO Optimizations For Greater Performance   Ubuntu   2021-03-20
Standalone XWayland Makes It For Ubuntu 21.04 Along With Linux 5.11, Mesa 21.0   Ubuntu   2021-03-18
Arch Linux Developers Discuss Idea Of Providing An x86-64-v3 Port   Arch Linux   2021-03-16
Clang CFI Patches For The Linux Kernel Aim To Provide Better Security   LLVM   2021-03-14
Arch Linux Looking To Employ LTO By Default, Possibly Raise x86-64 Requirements   Arch Linux   2021-03-09
Clang LTO Support Merged For Linux 5.12 Including ARM64 + x86_64   LLVM   2021-02-23
Clang LTO PR Submitted For Linux 5.12, But x86_64 Support Not Included Yet   Linux Kernel   2021-02-17
Building The Linux Kernel With Clang Continues To Be Useful, New Features Pursued   LLVM   2021-02-08
GNU C Library 2.33 Should Be Out Soon - And It's Very Exciting Due To "HWCAPS"   GNU   2021-01-29
Ubuntu 21.04 To Turn On LTO Optimizations For Its Packages   Ubuntu   2021-01-29
GNU Binutils 2.36 Released With Support For Intel AMX, AVX VNNI, Key Locker   GNU   2021-01-24
GCC's Profile Guided Optimization Performance With The Ryzen 9 5950X   GNU   2021-01-17
Following LTO, Linux Kernel Patches Updated For PGO To Yield Faster Performance   LLVM   2021-01-14
Clang LTO Support Looks Like It Could Land For Linux 5.12   Linux Kernel   2021-01-11
Some Linux/Open-Source Letdowns Last For Years   Free Software   2021-01-01
2020 Was Another Interesting Year For Microsoft Around Open-Source/Linux   Microsoft   2020-12-28
Clang LTO Support For The Linux Kernel Spun Up A Seventh Time   Linux Kernel   2020-11-21
Fedora 33 Released With Workstation Using Btrfs By Default   Fedora   2020-10-27
Fedora 33 To Be Released Next Week   Fedora   2020-10-23
Fedora 33 Beta Released With Big Changes From LTO To Btrfs   Fedora   2020-09-29
Fedora 33 Beta To Be Released Next Week   Fedora   2020-09-25
Clang LTO Patches Updated For The Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2020-09-04
GCC Automatic Parallel Compilation Viability Results Help Up To 3.3x   GNU   2020-09-03
GCC Is Currently Faster Than LLVM's Clang At Compiling The Linux Kernel   GNU   2020-09-02
Intel mOS, Cachy, Mozilla Layoffs Were The Open-Source Buzz Of August   Phoronix   2020-09-01
Google Using AutoFDO On Linux Meant Up To 12% Less Cycles Spent Within The Kernel   Google   2020-08-28
Microsoft Is Exploring LTO+PGO For A Faster Linux Kernel   Microsoft   2020-08-27
Ubuntu Touch Working On Better PinePhone, PineTab Support   Ubuntu   2020-08-21
GCC "-fparallel-jobs" Sent Out For Compiling Individual Files In Parallel - Up To ~1.9x Speedup   GNU   2020-08-21
Fedora 33 LTO Support Is Now In Good Shape For Faster, Smaller Packages   Fedora   2020-08-19
Fedora 33 Moving Closer To LTO-Optimizing Packages   Fedora   2020-08-09
Intel Cloud-Hypervisor 0.9 Brings io_uring Block Device Support For Faster Performance   Virtualization   2020-08-08
Rust Maybe Coming To The Linux Kernel, Other Open-Source Milestones For July   Phoronix   2020-08-02
Google Posts Patches So The Linux Kernel Can Be LTO-Optimized By Clang   Linux Kernel   2020-06-24
GCC 10.1 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks   GNU   2020-05-23
Upstream Linux Developers Against "-O3" Optimizing The Kernel   Linux Kernel   2020-05-13
There Are Many Interesting Google Summer of Code 2020 Open-Source Projects   Google   2020-05-07
Mesa Developers Discuss LTO'ing + PGO'ing Builds For Greater Performance   Mesa   2020-02-13
OpenMandriva 4.1 Released With Clang'ed LTO+PGO Packages, Linux 5.5 + More   Operating Systems   2020-02-01
GCC 10 PGO Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X + Ubuntu 19.10   AMD   2019-12-24
Fedora 32 Aiming To Enable Link-Time Optimizations By Default For Packages   Fedora   2019-12-20
GNOME 3.35.2 Released As Another Step Towards The GNOME 3.36 Desktop   GNOME   2019-11-24
Fedora Stakeholders Debate Statically Linking Python For Better Performance   Fedora   2019-11-08
Arch Linux's Pacman 5.2 Released - Drops Support For Delta Packages, Adds Zstd Support   Arch Linux   2019-10-21
LLVM Clang RISC-V Now Supports LTO   LLVM   2019-10-16
Godot 3.2 Enters Alpha With Many Improvements   Linux Gaming   2019-10-06
GCC 10's LTO Will Make Use Of Available CPU Cores By Default   GNU   2019-08-04
AMD Dominated The Conversation Among Linux/Open-Source Fans In July   Phoronix   2019-08-01
Purism Finally Announces The Firmed Up Specifications For The Librem 5 Smartphone   Hardware   2019-07-29
GCC 10 Likely To See "-flto=auto" Option   SUSE   2019-07-24
Fedora 31 Looking At Making It Easy To Use LLVM's LLD Linker   Fedora   2019-07-23
OpenSUSE Enables LTO By Default For Tumbleweed - Smaller & Faster Binaries   SUSE   2019-07-17
GCC 10 Lands The Zstd LTO Bytecode Compression Support   GNU   2019-07-06
GCC Is Looking At Zstd For Compressing Its LTO Data   GNU   2019-06-21
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Eyeing LTO By Default; GCC 9 Optimization Work Thanks To Firefox   GNU   2019-05-04
Intel Cascade Lake Xeon Benchmarks With GCC 8 vs. GCC 9 Compilers   Intel   2019-05-03
GCC 9.1 Released As Huge Compiler Update With D Language, Zen 2, OpenMP 5, C++2A, C2X   GNU   2019-05-03
At Least 27% Of Gentoo's Portage Can Be Easily LTO Optimized For Better Performance   Operating Systems   2019-04-17
Intel OpenCL NEO Driver Becoming Available For Ubuntu 19.04 & Debian   Intel   2019-04-09
OpenMandriva Appears To Be Experimenting With Profile Guided Optimizations   Operating Systems   2019-03-31
Librem 5 Smartphone Specs Firmed Up, But Now Delayed To Q3   Hardware   2019-02-21
Fedora's Firefox To Stick With GCC Over Clang, Beefed Up By LTO/PGO Optimizations   Fedora   2019-01-08
Clear Linux Exploring "libSuperX11" As Newest Optimization Effort   Clear Linux   2019-01-06
Open-Source / Linux Letdowns For 2018   Free Software   2018-12-31
HardenedBSD 12 Released With Jailed Bhyve, Disables SMT By Default   BSD   2018-12-19
Firefox 64.0 Released   Mozilla   2018-12-11
Fedora Looks To Build Firefox With Clang For Better Performance & Compilation Speed   Fedora   2018-12-11
Building The Linux Kernel With Clang Is Becoming Popular Again   Linux Kernel   2018-11-21
Radeon ROCm 1.9.2 Released - Brings SDMA/RDMA Support For Vega 20, HIP/HCC Improvements   Radeon   2018-11-16
Firefox Is Now Built With Clang+LTO Everywhere, Sizable Performance Wins For Linux   Mozilla   2018-09-12
Fedora Gets An Unofficial Kernel Based On Clear Linux   Clear Linux   2018-07-17
Mesa 18.0.5 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 18.04 While 18.1.1 Going Into X-Updates   Ubuntu   2018-06-13
XWayland Gets Patches For Better EGLStreams Handling   X.Org   2018-05-24
X.Org Server 1.19.7 Is Being Prepared For Ubuntu With OutputClass Improvements   Ubuntu   2018-02-13
Selectable Platform Support Proposed Again For Intel's DRM Driver   Intel   2018-02-10