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x/build/cmd/release: leave oldlink binary out of RC1 (if the beta doesn't uncover serious linker issues) #39509

toothrot opened this issue Jun 10, 2020 · 4 comments


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@toothrot toothrot commented Jun 10, 2020

As part of, we now build a binary called oldlinker in our release of Go. While it may be useful to include in the beta, we should make a decision on whether this is included in the RC or final releases of Go 1.15, vs asking people to rebuild it on their own if necessary.

/cc @cherrymui @aclements @golang/osp-team

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@aclements aclements commented Jun 10, 2020

/cc @jeremyfaller @thanm

I think it's a good idea to include this in the beta. While our internal testing gets good coverage of certain configurations, it doesn't get very good coverage of others, and shipping this in the beta will help with any problems uncovered there.

However, the new linker roll out has been going really smoothly so far. Assuming the beta doesn't uncover any serious linker issues, I'd be inclined to leave oldlink out of the RC.

@toothrot toothrot self-assigned this Jun 10, 2020
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@cherrymui cherrymui commented Jun 10, 2020

@aclements 's suggestion SGTM.

A test may fail if the old linker is not present. We could change the test to skip if the binary does not exist.

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@thanm thanm commented Jun 10, 2020

I'm happy with @aclements 's suggestion too.

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@aclements aclements commented Jun 11, 2020

It was really @toothrot 's suggestion, so I think we're all in agreement. :)

@dmitshur dmitshur changed the title x/build/cmd/release: decide whether to include oldlink binary in release x/build/cmd/release: leave oldlink binary out of RC1 (if the beta doesn't uncover serious linker issues) Jun 18, 2020
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