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[PATCH] doc: mention that -ftls-model is subject to optimization


As discussed here, the current behavior of -ftls-model is intended:
(in short: unlike the attribute, -ftls-model sets a "most general" model to be
used, but the compiler can use a less general model than specified, making it
impossible to set global-dynamic model on the command line for non-PIC code).

I'd like to add a clarification to the docs. OK for trunk?

2013-07-24  Alexander Monakov  <>

	* doc/invoke.texi: Mention that -ftls-model does not force the final

diff --git a/gcc/doc/invoke.texi b/gcc/doc/invoke.texi
index d99d217..4d1fbee 100644
--- a/gcc/doc/invoke.texi
+++ b/gcc/doc/invoke.texi
@@ -20802,6 +20802,9 @@ Not all targets provide complete support for this switch.
 Alter the thread-local storage model to be used (@pxref{Thread-Local}).
 The @var{model} argument should be one of @code{global-dynamic},
 @code{local-dynamic}, @code{initial-exec} or @code{local-exec}.
+Note that the choice is subject to optimization: the compiler may use
+a more efficient model for symbols not visible outside of the translation
+unit, or if @option{-fpic} is not given on the command line.
 The default without @option{-fpic} is @code{initial-exec}; with
 @option{-fpic} the default is @code{global-dynamic}.

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