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Re: Skip ld/lto tests if plugins is disabled for binutils?
- From: Alan Modra <amodra at gmail dot com>
- To: "Bin.Cheng" <amker dot cheng at gmail dot com>
- Cc: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:15:29 +0930
- Subject: Re: Skip ld/lto tests if plugins is disabled for binutils?
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On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 10:51:56AM +0800, Bin.Cheng wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Alan Modra <email@example.com> wrote:
> > So ld plugin support is always enabled, even when you configure with
> > --disable-plugins. That seems wrong to me.
> Hi Alan, I searched around and found out that there was bug report on
> this before at https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12402
> It was resolved as invalid and said this is designed behavior, though
Yeah, Richard Henderson thought it best that way
> I am not convinced.
> With this, the only choice is to enable-plugin for binutils?
Nowadays, with gcc defaulting to -fno-fat-lto-objects you really don't
have a fully functional lto toolchain unless the ar/nm/ranlib plugin
I think we should make --enable-plugins default to yes, and make
ld/configure.ac respect --enable-plugins=no.
Australia Development Lab, IBM