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Re: [PATCH] Enable building glibc with gold.

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 7:11 AM, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
> On 01/10/2013 12:05 AM, Roland McGrath wrote:
>> The changes in question allow more build environments through the
>> existing filter of "good enough to try building" that we enforce with
>> configure checks.  It's wrong to let through environments that we
>> aren't sure work and we have some reason to think don't.
> Right, and that's where we have an issue of consensus.
> What do we want to guarantee with our configure checks?
>> I already find it easy enough that I think time would be spent better
>> diagnosing the remaining problems with gold than frittering about
>> this.  But fine, make it easier as long as you do it without
>> regressing things like the build environment checks and without
>> introducing unnecessary hair.  A scary-looking maintainer-only option
>> to disable the build environment checks or turn them into warnings is
>> certainly fine and appropriate.  I don't have sources in front of me,
>> but perhaps --disable-sanity-checks is already that or close enough
>> that it's easy to change it to be that.
> No, after sleeping on it I realize that you're right, such a
> super-secret option is not what our users need.
> Our users need a working glibc + gold configuration.

-fuse-ld=gold is a well localized change.  It can be easily backported
to older branches.  I backported it to hjl/gold/gcc-4_7-branch.


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