I posted about it in the "Roadmap to 6.0" thread but no one seemed to notice. There are links to info'shttp://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3782.msg24616#msg24616
I'm on the new vl5.9 right now. I'm thinking about building firefox after
and then compare it to a regular firefox build to compare load times. But other than a stopwatch, I don't know how to benchmark load times.
Just for the heck of it I built ntpd with the above mentioned export. I could see the hash was included successfully by checking a binary
readelf -a ntpd |grep -i GNU_HASH
[ 3] .gnu.hash GNU_HASH 08048148 000148 000048 04 A 4 0 4
0x6ffffef5 (GNU_HASH) 0x8048148
So know we can do it with the new toolcain if we chose. It's already available. We just need to harness it.
BTW I've been checking random binaries and can't find any packages built thus far with the hash included.
The more built that way would just add to the overall speed of the distro.