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Re: Avoid use of libgcc_s and libgcc_eh when building glibc

On Tue, 12 Jun 2012, Roland McGrath wrote:

> But I think all those --disable-*/-with* options are really just intended
> to affect libgcc, right?  So I wonder if there might not be a better

They are intended to affect anything in GCC they are relevant to; I don't 
think there's a clear definition that they are only relevant to some parts 
and not others.

> procedure in which one builds gcc proper with the normal/final set of
> configuration options and only specially configures a libgcc build to be
> used for the libc build.

I hope it will indeed eventually be possible to configure and build GCC 
only once with only libgcc having separate builds for bootstrap purposes.

The present patch (now presumably for glibc 2.17) aims at a more modest 
incremental improvement on the glibc side.  I believe I have had reports 
of successful builds for SPARC, SH, Tile and GNU Hurd.  I don't appear to 
have had any reports of build results for Power Architecture, S390 or IA64 
(and I also need to do an i386 build; x32 testing would also be good).  
There was some discussion of IA64-specific bootstrap issues, but while 
interesting I don't think that's relevant to this patch; what I want for 
IA64 is to make sure that the patch 
<> (with or 
without the possible sysdeps makefile additions I suggested) does not 
break things, rather than that, given IA64-specific issues, it makes 
things any better there.

Joseph S. Myers

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