Re: [PATCH v2 4/5] bitbake.conf: include ASNEEDED in TARGET_LDFLAGS directly

Andre McCurdy

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 7:13 PM, Khem Raj <raj.khem@...> wrote:
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Andre McCurdy <armccurdy@...> wrote:
Previously, ASNEEDED was appended to TARGET_LDFLAGS from via and so may not have been enabled
for external toolchain builds or other configurations which over-ride
TCMODE (ie builds which do not include

Include ASNEEDED in TARGET_LDFLAGS directly from bitbake.conf to
ensure that the optimisation is applied to all builds (and for
consistency with the way that TARGET_LINK_HASH_STYLE is handled).
We have to be ensure that external toolchains can either override or support
--as-needed feature,
External toolchains can easily over-ride ASNEEDED if they need to.

since we may not be able to control what linker they use
or version of gnu ld they may deploy.
When was --as-needed first added to gnu ld? Do you know of an external
toolchain which might not support it?

From internal toolchains pov
this is a good change, but It would be good if some users of external toolchains
can chime in.

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