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Re: stack-protector configure test and MIPS64
On Mon, 21 May 2012, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I'm not aware of any distribution compilers with that property, and this
> > test is really about working well with known distribution compilers (we
> > don't try to allow for every possible strange way a compiler could be
> > configured, just those that seem likely to arise in practice). A false
> > negative would simply mean a build failure at some later point rather than
> > at configure time; I'm not convinced it's worth complicating this test to
> > avoid that for a hypothetical compiler.
> Fair enough.
So, is the patch OK then, as a patch known to improve things for at least
one system in practice and not known to make things worse for any compiler
people are actually trying to use to build glibc?
Joseph S. Myers