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authorAlp Toker <>2013-12-02 14:17:47 +0000
committerAlp Toker <>2013-12-02 14:17:47 +0000
commitc7cf4869a726ea8f36680d4ef220f9902075dee8 (patch)
tree82d9010da2b733261ade47fd4a6968b1ebcaa383 /tools/gold
parent97add46aeea26db338f68f16aaf2587737ab46da (diff)
Cut the gold plugin README down to size
This file hasn't been updated in years. Remove old information and point to the current documentation at GoldPlugin.rst. git-svn-id: 91177308-0d34-0410-b5e6-96231b3b80d8
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+The LLVM Gold LTO Plugin
This directory contains a plugin that is designed to work with binutils
gold linker. At present time, this is not the default linker in
binutils, and the default build of gold does not support plugins.
-Obtaining binutils:
- cvs -z 9 -d login
- {enter "anoncvs" as the password}
- cvs -z 9 -d co binutils
-This will create a src/ directory. Make a build/ directory and from
-there configure binutils with "../src/configure --enable-gold --enable-plugins".
-Then build binutils with "make all-gold".
+See docs/GoldPlugin.html for complete build and usage instructions.
-To build the LLVMgold plugin, configure LLVM with the option
---with-binutils-include=/path/to/binutils/src/include/ --enable-pic. To use the
-plugin, run "ld-new --plugin /path/to/".
-Without PIC libLTO and LLVMgold are not being built (because they would fail
-link on x86-64 with a relocation error: PIC and non-PIC can't be combined).
+NOTE: libLTO and LLVMgold aren't built without PIC because they would fail
+to link on x86-64 with a relocation error: PIC and non-PIC can't be combined.
As an alternative to passing --enable-pic, you can use 'make ENABLE_PIC=1' in
your entire LLVM build.