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Re: downgrading optimization for m68k [was: Bug#328453: pbzip2_0.9.4-1(m68k/unstable/zeus): FTBFS on m68k]

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 07:15:16PM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
> Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> This seems to affect one of the packages I sponsor as well:
>    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=325557
> If gcc-4.0 is going to puke on lots of packages that use -O3, doesn't it
> make more sense to upload a patched gcc-4.0 for m68k that silently
> changes the optimization level back to 2 untile the problem with the
> compiler can be fixed rather than upload and recompile a large number of
> packages for every architecture?

Given that gcc-4.0 -O3 also generate wrong code on i386, there is no
need for a m68k specific hack. Every package that use -O3 will have to
be rebuild on all plateform anyway when gcc has stabilized. On m68k, gcc
is just nice enough to do an ICE instead of random code generation.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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