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    Supporting Regular and Thin LTO with a Single LTO Bitcode Format

    ARTICLE BY: Matthew Voss
    POSTED: Nov 28, 2019
    TAGS: LLVM, LLVM Developers Meeting, LTO, Toolchain

    In LLVM versions up to and including 10.0, LTO bitcode files are specialized to either Thin or Regular LTO. As a user or middleware library provider, this increases the complexity. A user must recompile all files for the type of LTO and library providers must ship two versions of their bitcode. This talk outlines Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) solution: a single LTO bitcode format that can be used with both Thin and Regular LTO backends.