lld 13.0.0 Release Notes


These are in-progress notes for the upcoming LLVM 13.0.0 release. Release notes for previous releases can be found on the Download Page.


This document contains the release notes for the lld linker, release 13.0.0. Here we describe the status of lld, including major improvements from the previous release. All lld releases may be downloaded from the LLVM releases web site.

Non-comprehensive list of changes in this release

ELF Improvements

  • -Bsymbolic -Bsymbolic-functions has been changed to behave the same as -Bsymbolic-functions. This matches GNU ld. (D102461)
  • -Bno-symbolic has been added. (D102461)
  • A new linker script command OVERWRITE_SECTIONS has been added. (D103303)

Breaking changes

  • --shuffle-sections=<seed> has been changed to --shuffle-sections=<section-glob>=<seed>. Specify * as <section-glob> to get the previous behavior.