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Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:17:11 +1000
From: Patrick Oppenlander <>
Subject: Re: Some questions

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:16 PM, Rich Felker <> wrote:
>> - Are there any plans to support static linking with LTO?
> It should be possible, but gcc mishandles the crt files when doing
> LTO. I think if you suppress LTO for them it works. Someone posted
> results experimenting with it either on the list or IRC channel
> recently. I'll see if I can find anything useful.

Last time I tried to LTO a C library I ran into this:

I ended up building parts of the library as -fno-lto which worked but
was fairly painful.

But that was 2014, so maybe the situation is different now.


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