I'm trying out the Gold Linker to see if it will improve link time of our application. And it does, significantly. Occasionally, I need to use the GNU Linker. How would I go about doing this?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and I installed the Gold Linker from the package manager.


asked 14 Sep '11, 16:20

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If you want to not only monitor an application, but the code within it (so you can find out where the application is efficient (and not so efficient), check out http://www.newrelic.com for that.

Now as for gold itself, if it runs as a daemon and you want to use it in a stand-alone / non-daemon-server mode, then you should be able to do that via the configuration of gold. For example, I can run ntop (another application) as either a daemon or as a stand-alone application - it's all in the configuration of it, that's all.

Have you read the manual? Searched the web? ....and still not found the answer?


answered 16 Sep '11, 14:15

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Use a script setting the CC environment variable that calls gcc the -B option. See


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