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OpenSUSE Enables LTO By Default For Tumbleweed - Smaller & Faster Binaries

Jul 18, 2019, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed release is using Link-Time Optimizations (LTO) by default. For end-users this should mean faster -- and smaller -- binaries thanks to the additional optimizations performed at link-time. Link-time optimizations allow for different optimizations to be performed at link-time for the different bits comprising a single module/binary for the entire program. Sadly not many Linux distributions are yet LTO'ing their entire package set besides the aggressive ones like Clear Linux.

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