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Re: [patch, testsuite] Applying non_bionic effective target to particular tests


On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM, Alexander Ivchenko <aivchenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2014-08-15 21:32 GMT+04:00 enh <enh@google.com>:
>> can you file bugs against bionic for stuff like this? use
>> b.android.com (and feel free to mail me to ensure that they get
>> noticed).
>
> Sure, I will do that.
>
>> one thing we'd like to do is get to a point where we're building
>> gcc/gdb et cetera without any local hacks, and when we've got to that
>> point, we're going to have to go through anything that made it
>> upstream to check that that's sane. (the weird "-shared implies
>> -Bsymbolic" GCC hack springs to mind.)
>
> There are more of those hacks for sure (actually "shared implies
> -Bsymbolic" is in gcc trunk, so it is not a local hack (Although, it
> doesn't neceseraly mean that it doesn't have to be changed.

yeah, this is the kind of thing that worries me most: where bad ideas
have been upstreamed, so now not only do we need to remove them from
Android's copy, we need to get them out of upstream GCC too.

> But there
> are certanly other things that are local and have to be upstreamed).
> From our side we are trying to upstream things first and then, if
> neccessary, to port them to ndk.
>
> --Alexander


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