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Re: [PATCH] powerpc64le: Remove test for GCC 6.2
- From: Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho <tuliom at ascii dot art dot br>
- To: "Gabriel F. T. Gomes" <gabriel at inconstante dot eti dot br>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:12:03 -0300
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] powerpc64le: Remove test for GCC 6.2
- References: <email@example.com>
"Gabriel F. T. Gomes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 build-many-glibcs.py).
> * sysdeps/powerpc/powerpc64/le/configure.ac: Remove test.
> * sysdeps/powerpc/powerpc64/le/configure: Regenerate.
Reviewed-by: Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho <email@example.com>