[PATCH] add -ltrans-objects lto-plugin debug option

Jeff Law jeffreyalaw@gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 14:31:37 GMT 2021

On 6/22/2021 12:49 AM, Richard Biener wrote:
> This adds a -ltrans-objects option to lto-plugin that by-passes
> lto-wrapper invocation and instead feeds LD the final LTRANS objects
> directly from the response file given as argument to the option.
> This allows LD issues involving the linker-plugin path to be
> debugged in an easier way with just the IR objects (their symtab)
> and the LTRANS objects as testcase.
> I've tested the path re-building stage2 build/genmatch from an
> LTO bootstrap and got a bit-identical executable by adding
> -plugin-opt=-ltrans-objects=y to the original collect2 invocation,
> seeding y with the final objects as printed by building genmatch
> with -save-temps -v.
> Bootstrapped and tested on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.
> OK?
> 2021-06-22  Richard Biener  <rguenther@suse.de>
> lto-plugin/
> 	* lto-plugin.c (ltrans_objects): New global.
> 	(all_symbols_read_handler): If -ltrans-objects was specified,
> 	add the output files from the specified file directly.
> 	(process_option): Handle -ltrans-objects.


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