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SubjectRe: [RFC][ PATCH -tip v2 3/7] Kbuild: disable gcc crossjumping
Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 04:13:04PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>> A change like this requires an ACK from Sam Ravnborg.
>>
>> -- Steve
>
> Overdue review...
>
> I do not know the gcc option so I cannot comment on theeffect of it.

Thanks for comment. however, as far as I can see, I couldn't find
in the difference between binary with -fno-crossjump and without it.
So I decided to drop this patch...

>
>>> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
>>> index 2903e13..f73b139 100644
>>> --- a/Makefile
>>> +++ b/Makefile
>>> @@ -524,6 +524,10 @@ else
>>> KBUILD_CFLAGS += -O2
>>> endif
>>>
>>> +ifdef CONFIG_DISABLE_CROSSJUMP
>>> +KBUILD_CFLAGS += -fno-crossjumping
>>> +endif
>>> +
>>> include $(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/Makefile
>
> Why do we add this option _before_ we include the arch specific Makefile?
> If we do not want the arch specific Makefile to undo this then move it lower.
>
> Also please add a comment what the effect of the disabling is.
> There is no reason I should fire up info gcc to find out
> what -fno-crossjumping is about.

Sure, I'll write a comment on, next time.

>
>
>>>
>>> ifneq ($(CONFIG_FRAME_WARN),0)
>>> diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
>>> index 8da7467..f88e6b8 100644
>>> --- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
>>> +++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
>>> @@ -673,6 +673,13 @@ config FRAME_POINTER
>>> larger and slower, but it gives very useful debugging information
>>> in case of kernel bugs. (precise oopses/stacktraces/warnings)
>>>
>>> +config DISABLE_CROSSJUMP
>>> + bool "Disable cross-function jump optimization"
>>> + help
>>> + This build option disables cross-function jump optimization
>>> + (crossjumping) of gcc. Disabling crossjumping might increase
>>> + kernel binary size a little.
>
> So the above comment tells me that is I disable crossjumping I will
> increase the kernel image a little.
> That is by no means a good explanation.
>
> Please explain the potential advantage of disabling crossjumping.

Agreed.

Thank you,
--
Masami Hiramatsu

Software Engineer
Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc.
Software Solutions Division

e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com



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