#423 F15Feature: GoldLinkerDefault - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/GoldLinkerDefault
Closed None Opened 9 years ago by kevin.

For the 2010-07-13 meeting


We are going to ask for further info and defer this until next week.

Replying to [comment:1 kevin]:

We are going to ask for further info and defer this until next week.
No problem. Ian & Jakub are discussing the prelink problems. Assuming I get my timezone conversions right, I'll be in the meeting next week an will try to answer any questions/issues I can.

Thanks,
Jeff

Hey Jeff. Looks like you were not able to make the meeting today. ;(

We have some questions:

  • prelink status?

  • kernel and glibc. Do they need old linker still?

  • This does require a mass rebuild of all 'arched' rpms? Do you know what else may fail?

  • How do packages that need the old linker specify it in a non nasty way in their spec files?

  • Could this feature land without a mass rebuild if needed? Only rebuilding things as they update?

Please let us know asap on this, as we would like to solve this before the python 2.7 mass rebuild is done.

Thanks.

Replying to [comment:3 kevin]:

Hey Jeff. Looks like you were not able to make the meeting today. ;(

We have some questions:

  • prelink status?

  • kernel and glibc. Do they need old linker still?

  • This does require a mass rebuild of all 'arched' rpms? Do you know what else may fail?

  • How do packages that need the old linker specify it in a non nasty way in their spec files?

  • Could this feature land without a mass rebuild if needed? Only rebuilding things as they update?

Please let us know asap on this, as we would like to solve this before the python 2.7 mass rebuild is done.

Thanks.

I'm recommending we hold until Fedora 15. I mis-remembered what tests were performed during the Fedora 13 cycle and thus thought this was further along than it really was. Hopefully between now and Fedora 15 the prelink & ordering stuff will get nailed down and as for large scale testing, I'm doing that now :-)

We will revisit this in the f15 cycle. ;)

Reopening and adding to the 2010-09-07 meeting.

+-0 on this as I still feel we don't have answers to our questions in comment:3. Or did I miss something?

(Note: I won't be able to make it for the meeting tonight, so I vote here)

Is there any update to this feature for f15?

If we could get questions answered and get this approved that would be great. ;)

From last weeks meeting:

21:22:48 <ajax> yeah, talked to #tools on Some Other IRC Network
21:23:00 <notting> (sorry, had a drive-by)
21:23:13 <ajax> basically there's no strong push to switch to gold from their perspective and they don't have anyone spending cycles on it atm
21:23:32 <ajax> law@ is on paternity leave, which would explain why he's been pretty quiet about it
21:23:54 <notting> would they like to defer it?
21:24:11 <ajax> i suspect we'll get a hack pretty soon to make it easier for individual packages to opt-in to gold if they want, but as a default switch it's not going to be an F15 feature

So, we should move this to an indefined future fedora.

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