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Re: [PATCH]: R10000 Needs LL/SC Workaround in Gcc
On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 02:26:48PM +0000, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > Makes me wonder if there is a point in having a single gcc option, something
> > like -march=generic which selects something like this, including all
> > workarounds?
> No, please don't. If we decide to introduce it, someone will actually
> decide to use it wasting computing power of good machines to handle corner
> cases. If somebody has a broken machine or a hardware vendor or a
> distributor has interest in supporting a particular flavour of breakage,
> then they are of course free to do so. But please do not make it too easy
> to spread. Let's give the hardware folks some incentive to fix their
> bugs. ;)
I guess honorable mention for the years to come in the GCC man page
(see -mfix-two-by-two-equals-five ;-) can do wonders.