Current Android toolchain doesn't enable gold linker

Bug #798160 reported by Jim Huang on 2011-06-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linaro Android
Fix Released
Bernhard Rosenkraenzer

Bug Description

While linking large shared libraries such as, it takes long time to complete because of using old GNU ld. In fact, in AOSP, Google already updated binutils-20100303, which brings better gold linker support. The gold linker is known to speed up linking time.

Zach Pfeffer (pfefferz) wrote :

Jim, would you talk to Michael about this? This may be the only binutil we'd need.

Changed in linaro-android:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Jim Huang (jserv) wrote :

Enabling gold is just an option passing to binutils, and we can prepare two linkers for Android.

Jim Huang (jserv) wrote :

To Zach,
Yes, I will talk to Toolchain WG / linaro-dev after initial experiments.

Jim Huang (jserv) wrote :
Changed in linaro-android:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Jim Huang (jserv)
Changed in linaro-android:
assignee: Jim Huang (jserv) → Bernhard Rosenkraenzer (berolinux)
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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