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RE: Cilk Library
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: "Iyer, Balaji V" <balaji dot v dot iyer at intel dot com>
- Cc: Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, "Aldy Hernandez (aldyh at redhat dot com)" <aldyh at redhat dot com>, "rth at redhat dot com" <rth at redhat dot com>, "Jason Merrill (jason at redhat dot com)" <jason at redhat dot com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:22:39 +0000
- Subject: RE: Cilk Library
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* Various source files include x86-specific asm. At some point it will
need restructuring so that the architecture-specific parts go in
architecture-specific files and it's clear what to do to add support for
* Given that architecture dependency, the toplevel configure.ac needs to
take care to disable building this library for unsupported targets. See
what's done for libatomic, libitm, libsanitizer or libvtv, using a
configure.tgt file in the library's subdirectory to avoid toplevel
configure.ac needing to hardcode such target information directly.
* In fact, I think the dependency is not just x86, but hosted POSIX system
on x86, given the use of -lpthread -ldl.
* You have:
+GENERAL_FLAGS += -DBUILD_USER=\"$(USER)\"
+GENERAL_FLAGS += -DBUILD_HOST=\"`hostname`\"
Please remove this, and the uses of __DATE__ and __TIME__. It is becoming
increasingly clear that it would be desirable for free software binaries,
including complete GNU/Linux distributions, to be bit-for-bit reproducible
from sources when bootstrapped by different people on different systems
from different starting points. So nothing should end up in the binaries
that would depend unnecessarily on the build system.
* You have, in libcilkrts/mk/unix-common.mk, code setting a variable OUT,
determining (I think) the configuration in some way, based on running
"uname". This is obviously inappropriate for cross-compilation. You need
to ensure that when building in the GCC source tree, this variable (if it
matters at all) is set based on the host triplet for which the library is
configured (host for a target library = target for toplevel configure).
Or, if this file is unused (and I don't see anything obvious using it), it
could just be removed from the source tree in GCC.
* Could you confirm whether the library uses symbol versioning, defaults
to hidden visibility or otherwise ensures that only those symbols
specifically intended to be part of the public interface get exported from
the shared library? If not, it would be a very good idea to make it do so
(see libgomp for example).
Joseph S. Myers