The NetBSD target wraps the default Linux/ELF target with OS
specific customization. It is implemented as a light netbsd::link()
module wrapper that mutates arguments in argv and calls
This flavor detects the native/current and target Triple based on
argv parsing. This is prerequisite for cross-compilation, in
particular the NetBSD distribution is cross-built always.
The default configuration of the ELF target is tuned for Linux and
there is no way to costomize in-place for the NetBSD target in the
same way as FreeBSD/OpenBSD. FreeBSD whenever needed can check
emulation name ("*_fbsd") and OpenBSD calls its extensions
This distinct flavor is needed for NetBSD as:
- the linker MUST work in the standalone mode
- it must be useful with gcc/pcc/others out of the box
- clang NetBSD driver shall not hardcode LLD specific options
- the linker must have support for cross-building
- LLD shall be a drop-in replacement for (NetBSD-patched) GNU ld
There is no code-duplication between the NetBSD and ELF modules.
The NetBSD driver for debugging purposes prints the Target string
for the -v|-V|--version command line argument. There is no functional
or code maintenance change for other Operating Systems, especially
the ELF ones.
Equivalent customization is already done for the Darwin mode. For
instance there are hardcoded default search paths such as "/usr/lib"
and "/Library/Frameworks" in DarwinLdDriver.cpp. There is a prior
art with the MinGW target that similarly wraps coff:link().
This change is a starting point for development of NetBSD support