Incorrect bound check flag

Mike Frysinger
Wed Mar 11 13:31:00 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 11 March 2009 09:53:08 JohnT wrote:
> Hi. Recently I've been trying to build glibc from tarballs from
>, working with versions 2.4, 2.5.1, 2.6.1,
> 2.7 and 2.9. I've found several issues that I didn't find in the glibc
> bugzilla or mail archive.
> System: Mandriva 2006 Powerpack, i686, installed kernel 2.6.12, glibc
> 2.3.5, gcc 4.2.4 (secondary version 4.0.1), gettext 0.17, binutils 2.18,
> gmp 4.2.4, mpfr 2.31.
> Here's a build error set off by trying the option --enable-bounded. I
> think the correct gcc compiler flag is -fbounds-check (or if
> single-threaded, -fmudflap). Wherever the build script is (not in
> Makefile), it uses this wrong gcc flag. Because I don't know where the
> real build script is, I was unable to fix it. I didn't check out all of
> the above versions for this, but several have the wrong flag.

neither of those flags are correct.  the flag name "-fbounded-pointers" is 
correct, it's just that recent versions of gcc no longer supported it.

you could argue that the configure option should probably just be dropped 
nowadays ... feel free to post that to ...
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