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Re: Will the gold linker ever be NON Beta ?

On 2017.06.22 at 11:04 -0700, Cary Coutant wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Ian Lance Taylor via binutils
> <> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:17 AM, Gordon McConnell
> > <> wrote:
> >>
> >> The main binutils page at states:
> >>                 gold - A new, faster, ELF only linker, still in beta test.
> >>
> >> I've found some old threads about gold's Beta status - the newest appears to be this one from April 2015:
> >>
> >> Has anything changed since then, such that the Beta status might be altered any time soon ?
> >
> > As far as I know nothing has changed, which is to say, no GNU/Linux
> > distro has yet chosen to make gold the standard linker.
> I'd argue that a better criterion for when to emerge from a beta state
> is feature completeness. The only area that I know of where gold could
> be considered incomplete is in the scripting language support, but
> full support for the Gnu ld scripting language was never a stated goal
> of the project -- the goal was simply to support enough scripting to
> enable the glibc build with gold. I think we're there, but if anyone
> knows anything that's still preventing gold from building glibc,
> please point me to the PR(s) and I'll prioritize those.

Just an update. Glibc can now be build with gold. The only issue left is
an __asm__(.symver ...) related testsuite error, where ld.bfd and behave differently See for a testcase.


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