By way of example when linking 900M executable the GNU linker version

By way of example, when linking a 900M C++ executable, the GNU linker (version 2.16.91 20060118 on an Ubuntu based system) took 700 seconds of user time, 24 seconds of system time, and 16 minutes of wall time. gold took 7 seconds of user time, 3 seconds of system time, and 30 seconds of wall time. So while I can’t promise that it will stay as fast as all features are added, it’s in a pretty good position at the moment.