Enable Link Time Optimization in GCC
This patch enables LTO for TF-A when compiled with GCC.
LTO is disabled by default and is enabled by
ENABLE_LTO=1 build option.
LTO is enabled only for aarch64 as there seem to be
a bug in the aarch32 compiler when LTO is enabled.
The changes in the makefiles include:
- Adding -flto and associated flags to enable LTO.
- Using gcc as a wrapper at link time instead of ld.
This is recommended when using LTO as gcc internally
takes care of invoking the necessary plugins for LTO.
- Adding switches to pass options to ld.
- Adding a flag to disable fix for erratum cortex-a53-843419
unless explicitly enabled. This is needed because GCC
seem to automatically add the erratum fix when used
as a wrapper for LD.
Additionally, this patch updates the TF-A user guide with
the new build option.
Signed-off-by: zelalem-aweke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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