Author octavian.soldea
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Date 2017-09-05.21:54:13
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Hi All,

This is Octavian Soldea from the Scripting Languages Optimization team at Intel Corporation. I would like to submit a patch to fix an LTO build issue. With "./configure --with-lto" followed by "make", CPython should be built with LTO or Link-Time-Optimization. However, currently, no impact is made to the build process, meaning the flag is not effective. This patch has been created out of a python-dev discussion thread: The LTO flag was originally introduced by my team member Alecsandru Patrascu back in 2015:

Before the change:

./configure --with-lto
gcc command line output example:
gcc -pthread -c -Wno-unused-result -Wsign-compare -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -std=c99 -Wextra -Wno-unused-result -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-missing-field-initializers -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -I. -I./Include -DPy_BUILD_CORE -o Python/ceval.o Python/ceval.c
Note no "lto" flag was present. This is the same result as the default build without the LTO flag.

After changes:

./configure --with-lto
expected gcc command line output example =>
gcc -pthread -c -Wno-unused-result -Wsign-compare -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -flto -fuse-linker-plugin -ffat-lto-objects -flto-partition=none -std=c99 -Wextra -Wno-unused-result -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-missing-field-initializers -Werror=implicit-function-declaration -I. -I./Include -DPy_BUILD_CORE -o Python/ceval.o Python/ceval.c

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