[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 235476] New: Stop defaulting to ld.gold

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Sat Jan 22 06:25:21 PST 2022


            Bug ID: 235476
           Summary: Stop defaulting to ld.gold
           Product: WebKit
           Version: WebKit Nightly Build
          Hardware: Mac (Apple Silicon)
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CMake
          Assignee: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
          Reporter: mcatanzaro at gnome.org

The GNU toolchain maintainers say in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2043178#c8:

"Note, ld.gold is abandoned/barely supported in binutils, switching to ld.bfd is what I'd strongly recommend in any case."

I've been hearing this for a year or two now, so it's probably time to stop overriding the default linker and assume the system default is best. On most systems, this would be ld.bfd. Forcing ld.gold is especially uncool on systems that use ld.lld, or future systems that might use ld.mold.

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