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Re: [PATCH] Enable building glibc with gold.

On Wednesday 09 January 2013 01:18:55 Allan McRae wrote:
> On 09/01/13 14:44, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> > Which leave us with two courses of action:
> > 
> > (1) Don't support building with gold.
> > 
> > Given that there are regressions we should not
> > support building with gold at all. Knowing that
> > downstream distributions and users might build
> > glibc with gold and ignore the testsuite results.
> > 
> > (2) Support building with gold.
> > 
> > Enable building with gold in order to help
> > minimize the work required to test building with
> > gold. Downstream distributions can switch the system
> > default to gold and start diagnosing failures. As
> > a counter-point to (1) Debian's build system will
> > fail a package build if regressions are detected in
> > the testsuite (prevents a gold build from being uploaded).
> > 
> > I'm inclined strongly to (2) because it enables developer
> > choice and makes it easier to test "new" technology.
> I also favour (2).  Any downstream distribution or user not checking the
> testsuite results is asking for breakage...
> One option is to add an AC_WARNING message when GOLD is selected saying
> that GOLD support is experimental until the testsuite passes completely.

we could put it behind $enable_sanity until the regressions are sorted out.  
i'm not sure an AC_WARNING is sufficient.

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