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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] offer CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE only if EXPERIMENTAL
On 12/14/05, Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 02:05:31PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Linus,
> > >
> > > your patch to allow CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE even for EMBEDDED=n has broken
> > > the EMBEDDED menu.
> >
> > It looks like that patch needs to be reverted or altered anyway. sparc64
> > machines are failing all over the place, possibly due to newly-exposed
> > compiler bugs.
> >
> > Whether it's the compiler or it's genuine kernel bugs, the same problems
> > are likely to bite other architectures.
>
> The help text already contains a bold warning.
>
> What about marking it as EXPERIMENTAL?
> That is not that heavy as EMBEDDED but expresses this.
>

I, for one, definately think this is a good idea.
Actually, it boggles my mind what this is doing outside of EMBEDDED -
I just noticed it had moved when I build -git4 and oldconfig promted
me about it.


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