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we should seriously consider making Gold the default linker for everything except glibc and the kernel

Why would glibc and kernel have to be excluded? Are there are known Gold bugs which only affect these two packages? Please provide a reference.

Interestingly, says: It had been reported in the past that the Linux kernel was broken if it was linked with Gold. That bug has been fixed (as of 11/3/2009).

Using gold instead of gnu-ld as the default linker can cause some applications to fail to link if those applications depend on the incorrect behaviour of gnu-ld with respect to symbol resolution in indirect shared libraries.

Wasn't this specific behaviour change already introduced in Fedora 13 even for gnu-ld?:

From prelink is incompatible with gold linked binaries.

Is this still accurate? Shouldn't this block the feature?