Slow linking for ARM

Bryan Hundven
Tue Dec 21 16:41:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:58 AM, Titus von Boxberg <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> does anybody know why linking for ARM cpus
> is much slower than for others?
> I'm using tool chains for ELF/Linux/glibc
> for X86, PowerPC and ARM.
> binutils is of version 2.20

Have you tried 2.20.1 or 2.21?
I'd say if the problem still exists there, try posting something to:

I've been building for the same architectures (ppc for e500, arm for
xscale). Granted I've been more concerned with functionality over
compile time, but next time I build, I will try comparing build times.

> Linking the same software is about 4 times slower
> for ARM than for the other CPUs.
> What might be the reason?

If you could give an example of a package you are building, I will
build the same package and compare build times. Hopefully then we can
start to dig into the problem.

> (And it takes an INCREDIBE amount of time anyway
> when including debug symbols).
> Thanks already.
> Regards
> Titus
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