lld 14.0.0 Release Notes

Warning

These are in-progress notes for the upcoming LLVM 14.0.0 release. Release notes for previous releases can be found on the Download Page.

Introduction

This document contains the release notes for the lld linker, release 14.0.0. 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

  • --export-dynamic-symbol-list has been added. (D107317)
  • --why-extract has been added to query why archive members/lazy object files are extracted. (D109572)
  • e_entry no longer falls back to the address of .text if the entry symbol does not exist. Instead, a value of 0 will be written. (D110014)