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Re: [patch, bootstrap, hppa] Patch for bootstrap/40338

Steve Ellcey <> writes:

> On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 18:34 -0700, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>> Personally I would prefer to see the workarounds implemented.  I think
>> that file comparisons are an excellent way to find problems in the
>> compiler, and we should strive to make that possible rather than
>> avoiding it.
>> But I will let the build system maintainers make the final decision.
> Making the objects match is the prefered option but those changes
> require more modifications to the overall make infrastructure then
> restructing the comparision and I am not sure that disturbing all the
> builds to that extent for the sake of one platform is the best approach.
> So far I haven't heard of any platforms other then 32 bit HPPA having
> this problem.  It might be better to split the difference, modify the
> build to use -frandom-seed= for PA in order to fix most of the
> comparision issues and then just skip the comparsions on the
> lib2funcs.asm file.

I personally think that using -frandom-seed= for all platforms is
perfectly reasonable.  gold does it.


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