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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] re-add -ffreestanding
On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 12:37:48AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 07:39:05PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> > Looking at the effect of -ffreestanding on ARM, it appears that on one
> > hand, the overall image size is reduced by 0.016% but we end up with worse
> > code - eg, strlen() of the same string in the same function evaluated
> > multiple times vs once without -ffreestanding.
> >
> > The difference probably comes down to the lack of __attribute__((pure))
> > on our string functions in linux/string.h.
> >
> > If we are going to go for -ffreestanding, we need to fix linux/string.h
> > in that respect _first_.
> We are talking about reverting the patch that removed -ffreestanding,
> and that broke at least two architectures although it wrongly claimed
> it would have been a safe patch.

Wrong. Your patch unconditionally adds it for _ALL_ architectures.
Below is the extract which you posted which supports this fact.

For the elimination of any doubt, I do _NOT_ want this patch merged as
is. Take that as the _third_ architecture maintainer who has NACK'd
your patch (as you should've taken my first objection as that and
apparantly didn't.)

... and maybe you should copy linux-arch with architecture-wide changes
so that all architecture maintainers are aware of what you're trying to

--- linux-2.6.18-rc4-mm3/Makefile.old 2006-08-30 16:59:31.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.18-rc4-mm3/Makefile 2006-08-30 17:02:42.000000000 +0200
@@ -308,7 +308,7 @@

CFLAGS := -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs \
- -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common
+ -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -ffreestanding

# Read KERNELRELEASE from include/config/kernel.release (if it exists)
Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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