Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2005 20:46:47
On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 01:14:25PM -0500, James Chacon wrote:
> BTW: -ffreestanding doesn't even imply it's what I would be using for
> Assert that compilation takes place in a freestanding environment.
> This implies -fno-builtin. A freestanding environment is one in
> which the standard library may not exist, and program startup may
> not necessarily be at "main". The most obvious example is an OS
> kernel. This is equivalent to -fno-hosted.
Actually, it does say all the necessary thing.
(a) The standard library may not exist. --> can't depend on the behaviour
(b) -fno-builtin is the more important part.
If you consider printf a partial builtin like e.g. sqrt under certain
circumstances, it makes a lot more sense.