----- "Roland McGrath" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Nice hack, Michal! As you are aware, I have been slowly preparing
> to get towards the option of using gold for real in the future.
> this sort of testing easy is about the next thing I thought someone
> do (and wasn't going to hack on myself!), so it's a thrill to see
> taken the initiative.
> I believe that upstream gold has changed a fair bit since the
> snapshot we have in Fedora. Before paying much attention to actual
> results, I would recommend working with nickc to get a fresher
> based on current upstream into rawhide (it's too late to be mucking
> F-13 tools now).
Actually what I do, Roland, it that I grab binutils daily tarball
and rebuild it as Source0 of Rawhide's SRPM (really ugly...) so I
always use the latest one, see '-r' option. Drawback in the script
is that it always rebuilds binutils even if you have today's
binutils RPMs somewhere, that's just a detail a the moment, I guess.
> I had not been planning to announce or recommend anyone play with
> until that was done. As your wiki page mentions, for playing locally
> hand you can already (as of F-13) use:
> alternatives --set /usr/bin/ld /usr/bin/ld.gold
> to try some compilations.
My observation is that 80-90 % of packages can be built however I doubt
all of resulting binaries work. Most notably kernel fails to build.
> Even with the latest gold, there are still some known limitations.
> So nobody should be expecting perfection. But it is useful to
> the cases that fail in ways that are not already known gold bugs.
I just set x86_64 machine up and will try to rebuild whole F-13
package set. Will report results back (someday
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