Package Details: makepkg-optimize-mold 30-1

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Package Base: makepkg-optimize-mold
Description: Supplemental build and packaging optimizations for makepkg
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Keywords: makepkg-optimize makepkg-tweaks mold
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: ptr1337
Maintainer: ptr1337
Last Packager: ptr1337
Votes: 3
Popularity: 1.08
First Submitted: 2021-12-31 21:48 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-09-11 15:46 (UTC)

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brikler commented on 2022-07-16 16:02 (UTC)

clang pgo: isn't easy like pgo in gcc because more opportunity

ptr1337 commented on 2022-07-15 13:45 (UTC)


Actually I have never changed anything on the PGO thing from the upstream makepkg-optimize and I did tested it just with gcc - im sorry. Clang uses/needs other options for that. If I have time I will look into this!

brikler commented on 2022-07-15 07:00 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-15 08:24 (UTC) by brikler)

it doesn't work as expected. the first compilation breaks with:

clang-14: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.used' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
clang-14: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.used' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
error: error: Could not read profile default.profdata: No such file or directoryCould not read profile default.profdata: No such file or directory

1 error generated.
make[1]: *** [Makefile:92: help.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
1 error generated.
make[1]: *** [Makefile:92: main.o] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:31: all] Error 2
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

PROFDEST was set in the PKGBUILD, and upx.genwas on the correct place.

there is something wrong in general, because its not on me to create gen and used folder.

edit1: it works with gcc, but not with 'clang'

edit2: a propos UNITY_BUILD it is more or less a developer tool, and it will not work on every project, but if, the time to compile a project can be reduced up to 50%. more about unity build:

ptr1337 commented on 2022-07-14 20:59 (UTC)

Cause of incremental builds I have something here:

But it is not very well tested. It does work so for but has some issues and it also uses "check" at the compilation.

ptr1337 commented on 2022-07-14 20:52 (UTC)


You need to add in your makepkg.conf for example: PROFDEST=/home/ptr1337/Documents/pgo

In addition your need to create the folder for it. After you did compile the binary it should create a directory with packagename.gen and then you need to use your compiled binary, so that it does create profiles. So running for example at you upx based commands, then it will create profiles. As soon profiles are there it will be merged at the next compilation and change the folder to .used.

Here is it also explained:

Because CMAKE_UNITY Ive never watched into it and personally never saw any usage of it but i will take a watch.

Thank you

brikler commented on 2022-07-14 12:15 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-14 14:52 (UTC) by brikler)

i noticed pgo doesn't work, there where no <paketname>.gen nor <paketname>.used folder created.

how to debug?

edit upx is my test binary :) this error messages appear when compile upx

clang-14: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.gen' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
clang-14clang-14: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.gen' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
clang-14clang-14: : : warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.gen' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.gen' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.gen' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
clang-14: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-fprofile-dir=/home/tom/compile/upx/upx.gen' [-Wunused-command-line-argument]

brikler commented on 2022-07-07 13:14 (UTC)


thank you for this explanation :)

a'porpos clang, have you tried cmakes unity build function to build clang? does it work? it will safe a lot time to build clang, if this function work.

ptr1337 commented on 2022-07-04 13:25 (UTC)


Actually I kept the llvm-bolt-script seperate from the makepkg-optimize-mold. Maybe I go to have it equal.

Actually the buildenv "bolt" is thought to the USE of the optimized toolchain and not for bolting binarys. The stage 1 compiler does provide llvm-bolt itself so that you can optimize binarys/.so files you have instrumented/profiled.

I think the readme is all in all not clear about the usage of the llvm-bolt-scripts. Probably I have to rework them to make it more clear.

The provides a complete compilation for a bolted llvm toolchain - that means you will have a optimized clang compiler which has been optimized through following processes: PGO (profiled), THINLTO, and bolted.

Actually it depends also which CPU you have, one which supports LBR(Intel mostly) or you have a CPU which does not support that then you need to intstrument and profile the binary.

Maybe the example I did explain in the readme helps a bit to understand that ? I will do one more example with another binary - for example zstd.

brikler commented on 2022-07-01 10:38 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-03 07:51 (UTC) by brikler)

What do you think about the path: ~/.toolchain/llvm

thank you, i like it :)

perhaps jemalloc as optional dependence:

How to build

Be sure to have jemalloc installed, it is used to improve llvm-bolt's memory handling.

edit: to understand this correct: after compilation with BUILDENV bolt and relocs, i must run this script with the option STAGE=1and compile again?

edit2: wrong path in your bolt-scripts: TOPLEV=~/toolchain/llvm

ptr1337 commented on 2022-06-30 20:08 (UTC)

So, bolt should be correctly used now.