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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.

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    Quick wins for speedy links

    ARTICLE BY: Binutlis Team
    POSTED: Mar 03, 2016
    TAGS: De-duplication, Dead-code stripping, Linker, LTO, Toolchain

    Linking is the final stage when building your C/C++ program code. As a developer, you must wait for the link to complete before you can run or debug your program. Any delay in the process slows development and can become frustrating.

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