[libdispatch-dev] [PATCH] Add --enable-optimized and --disable-debug & set --march properly

Robert Watson robert at fledge.watson.org
Tue Sep 15 16:23:49 PDT 2009

On Tue, 15 Sep 2009, Bobby Powers wrote:

> This patch cleans up the -march=i686 from src/Makefile.am, setting it in 
> configure.ac if we're not on a 64-bit system.  It also adds 
> --enable-optimized and --disable-debug to the configure script, giving 
> slightly more control over CFLAGS (and if you set CFLAGS as part of the 
> configure arguments it overrides all these settings.  I had a bit more work 
> to split the headers off into their own directory, but I need to clean up 
> the patchset.
> It applies with: patch -p1 <path/to/patch
> Let me know how it looks, in particular the detection of 64-bit is a bit 
> hackish.

Hi Bobby--

I've actually now received three different patches, each with a slightly 
different take on the -march problem/solution.  I'll take a look at merging 
the best elements from each and try to get something in the libdispatch tree 
in the next day or two.

Part of the general problem here is that what we really want to know is "what 
additional flags are required to use gcc built-in atomic operations", and at 
least in my experimentation so far it appears that gcc generates a link, 
rather than compile, error if they're unsupported, as it simply puts in a 
dependency on symbols to provide the atomic operations if it can't deal. 
Abstracting that nicely proves tricky, so we'll be stuck with some or another 
hackish solution regardless :-).


Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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