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Re: GCC 5 Status Report (2015-01-19), Trunk in Stage 4

On 01/27/2015 10:04 AM, Richard Biener wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2015, Andreas Krebbel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to apply the following patch:
>> [PATCH] S/390: -mhotpatch v2
>> It is a backend only change to our existing -mhotpatch feature
>> requested by the Linux kernel guys for the ftrace implementation:
>> They need it in an upstream GCC asap. If we don't get it into 5.0 we
>> probably would need to commit it onto 5.1 branch right after the
>> release. I would rather try to avoid this since it would make the
>> hotpatch feature incompatible between 5.0 and 5.1.
>> Ok to do it now?
> Ok.  It needs an entry in changes.html.


> Do you plan to backport this change?

Yes we already have backports for 4.9 and 4.8 (which itself was a backport from 4.9). Should we try
to bring the 4.9 backport upstream as well?

> Did you consider using an alternate option name instead of changing
> it in an incompatible way?

Yes. But given that:
- the hotpatch feature was introduced recently (with 4.9) we do not expect any users so far
- if somebody really used the feature he will get an error message at compile-time, so the fix is easy
- the kernel implementation is able to distingiush the different hotpatch versions already and it is
the only user we know of

> I realize SUSE will need to backport this
> thus any user will need to do functional testing to see whether his
> compiler implements the new or old semantics?

We will provide you with a backported version.



> Thanks,
> Richard.

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