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Re: [PATCH] [RFC] PR target/52813 and target/11807

Dimitar Dimitrov <> writes:
> On Sun, Dec 16 2018 at 14:36:26 EET Bernd Edlinger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> if I understood that right, then clobbering sp is and has always been
>> ignored.

PR77904 was about the clobber not being ignored, so the behaviour
hasn't been consistent.

I'm also not sure it was always ignored in recent sources.  The clobber
does get added to the associated rtl insn, and it'd be surprising if
that never had an effect.

>> If that is right, then I would much prefer a warning, that says exactly
>> that, because that would also help to understand why removing that clobber
>> statement is safe even for old gcc versions.

If the asm does leave sp with a different value, then it's never been safe,
regardless of the gcc version.  That's why an error seems more appropriate.

> Thank you. Looks like general consensus is to have a warning. See attached 
> patch that switches the error to a warning.

I don't think there's a good reason to treat this differently from the
preexisting PIC register error.  If the argument for making it a warning
rather than an error is that the asm might happen to work by accident,
then the same is true for the PIC register.


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