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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:52:46 +0000
From: Chris Anderson <>
Subject: Statically linking musl with lto optimizations


I just wanted to know if anyone has tried this and if so with what success? 

I have tried adding the -flto and -fuse-linker-plugin to my CFLAGS but when I go and link against the static lib/libc.a archive I get a lot of unresolved symbols. I fixed this by changing the makefile thus:

 38 AR      = $(CROSS_COMPILE)gcc-ar
 39 RANLIB  = $(CROSS_COMPILE)gcc-ranlib

which is described in this thread

This meant that the archive was being created correctly.

The problem that I now have is that if I use
If I use ./bin/musl-gcc  -flto=5 -fuse-linker-plugin -o test test.c I get a whole lot of unresolved symbols being spewed out by the linker.

If I try and link using gcc without gcc libs and but without the musl spec file, ie gcc   -flto=5 -fuse-linker-plugin -static -nostdlib all is good apart from an undefined reference to __dynlink.

If I add a dummy __dynlink then the whole program links of course it wont execute because the .bss and other segments are not configured.

What is the correct way to do this?



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