[llvm-branch-commits] [llvm-branch] r277628 - Add ThinLTO release note.

Teresa Johnson via llvm-branch-commits llvm-branch-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Aug 3 11:52:04 PDT 2016

Author: tejohnson
Date: Wed Aug  3 13:52:04 2016
New Revision: 277628

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=277628&view=rev
Add ThinLTO release note.


Modified: llvm/branches/release_39/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/llvm/branches/release_39/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst?rev=277628&r1=277627&r2=277628&view=diff
--- llvm/branches/release_39/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst (original)
+++ llvm/branches/release_39/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst Wed Aug  3 13:52:04 2016
@@ -72,9 +72,6 @@ Non-comprehensive list of changes in thi
   need to be updated to replace the argument node and remove any dead nodes in
   cases where they currently return an ``SDNode *`` from this interface.
-* Introduction of ThinLTO: [FIXME: needs to be documented more extensively in
-  /docs/ ; ping Mehdi/Teresa before the release if not done]
 * Raised the minimum required CMake version to 3.4.3.
 .. NOTE
@@ -139,6 +136,16 @@ link-time may be differently optimized t
 during optimization, and may have arbitrarily different observable
 behavior.  See `PR26774 <http://llvm.org/PR26774>`_ for more details.
+Support for ThinLTO
+LLVM now supports ThinLTO compilation, which can be invoked by compiling
+and linking with -flto=thin. The gold linker plugin, as well as linkers
+that use the new ThinLTO API in libLTO (like ld64), will transparently
+execute the ThinLTO backends in parallel threads.
+For more information on ThinLTO and the LLVM implementation, see the
+`ThinLTO blog post <http://blog.llvm.org/2016/06/thinlto-scalable-and-incremental-lto.html>`_.
 Changes to the ARM Targets

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