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Bug 908966 - Enable gold linker for ARM architecture
Summary: Enable gold linker for ARM architecture
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: binutils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nick Clifton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ARMTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-02-07 22:19 UTC by William Cohen
Modified: 2013-03-06 16:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-03-06 16:13:39 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description William Cohen 2013-02-07 22:19:49 UTC
Description of problem:

Gold linker in binutils is currently only built for x86 platforms.  Would it be possible to enable building the gold linker for arm?  Some people might like the faster linker.

With a simple test build it appeared that gold linker is buildable in 

Comment 1 William Cohen 2013-03-05 16:59:02 UTC
Just need the following change in the binutils.spec to enable it.

$ diff -u binutils.spec.x binutils.spec
--- binutils.spec.x	2013-03-05 11:55:01.389026867 -0500
+++ binutils.spec	2013-03-05 11:55:17.944308415 -0500
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@
 Provides: bundled(libiberty)
-%define gold_arches %ix86 x86_64
+%define gold_arches %ix86 x86_64 %arm
 %ifarch %gold_arches
 %define build_gold	both

Comment 2 William Cohen 2013-03-05 20:57:51 UTC
binutils appears to build without problem as a fedora 19 scratch build with gold enabled:

Comment 3 Nick Clifton 2013-03-06 16:13:39 UTC
binutils- now contains this patch.

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