This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the glibc project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: [PATCH] powerpc64le: Remove test for GCC 6.2

"Gabriel F. T. Gomes" <> writes:

> The configure fragment for powerpc64le contains a test for the presence
> of several compiler builtins and of the __float128 type, which are
> provided by GCC 6.2 for powerpc64le.  Since this configure test was
> added, the compiler version required to build glibc for powerpc64le was
> different than that required for the other architectures.
> Now that glibc requires GCC 6.2 globally (since commit ID 4dcbbc3b28aa),
> this patch removes the powerpc64le-specific test.
> Even tough the configure test checks for compiler features rather than
> compiler version, the intent of the test was to stop build attempts at
> early stages, if they had been configured with a too old compiler.  It
> was not the intention of the test to detect compiler breakage (such as
> the removal of the required compiler features in future GCC versions),
> and glibc is not the place to test for compiler regressions, anyway.
> Tested for powerpc64le with GCC 6.2 (built with
> 	* sysdeps/powerpc/powerpc64/le/ Remove test.
> 	* sysdeps/powerpc/powerpc64/le/configure: Regenerate.

Reviewed-by: Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho <>

Tulio Magno

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]