Subject: Re: building shells/mksh with -combine -fwhole-program
To: Blair Sadewitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thorsten Glaser <email@example.com>
Date: 05/02/2007 18:38:48
Blair Sadewitz dixit:
> This shell's build script already passes all of the code to the
> compiler at once. I'm not sure which version of gcc started
> supporting this, but with NetBSD-current's gcc 4.1.2 it builds this
> way with no warnings (though I don't think I tried -Wall). Might it
> be a good idea to add this for
Actually, until and including mksh R29c, the shell's build script
automatically adds this option if it's supported.
>From mksh R29d onwards, it will *not* do it any more because this
gcc option is very buggy and causes errors at least with SuSE and
Redhat's FORTIFY_SOURCE on i386 and Debian on alpha.
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