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SubjectRe: [PATCH] check_gcc for i386


On Sat, 30 Aug 2003, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Sad, 2003-08-30 at 23:58, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> >
> >>> ifdef CONFIG_MPENTIUM4
> >>>-CFLAGS += -march=i686
> >>>+CFLAGS += $(call check_gcc,-march=pentium4,-march=i686)
> >>> endif
> >>>
> >>> ifdef CONFIG_MK6
> >>
> >>OK, I forgot what that does. Can you please explain in detail what
> >>check_gcc does.
> >
> >
> > Tries to use gcc with the options given and if not falls back to the
> > second set suggested. So it'll try -march=pentium4 (new gcc) and
> > fall back to -march=i686
>
>
> Yep. I introduced check_gcc into 2.4 (backported from 2.5), in fact.
>
> The above change does exactly what Alan describes, and is a patch I was
> planning to submit myself :) I did not want to change compiler options
> at the time when I submitted the check_gcc patch, but after many months
> of manually patching to get the best compiler flags, it seems solid.

I'm just worried about having nicey gcc surprises. Alan thinks its ok, and
you too so I guess I'll just apply it tomorrow and see what happens



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