Can Linux live without GNU toolchain?

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Can Linux live without GNU toolchain?


Linux kernel and ecosystem has been solely dependent of GNU toolchain for tis compilers and utilities thus far, This talk will discuss possibility of emerging toolsets especially LLVM/Clang for compiler tools and compiler runtime and utilities and MUSL for system C libraries as an alternative for Linux based ecosystem, where this stands as of now and what challenges lies ahead for this combination.


LLVM, Clang, musl

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  • Biography

    Yocto/OpenEmbedded Core-Developer/Maintainer, Contributed to GNU toolchain, uClibc, Linux kernel, and other Open Source projects. Member of technical steering committee for OpenEmbedded and member of Advisory Board for yocto project.