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Re: [PATCH], Add future cost placeholder to PowerPC


On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 04:26:11PM -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 03:47:56PM -0400, Michael Meissner wrote:
> > Add future_cost placeholder.
> > 
> > Currently, the -mcpu=future uses the power9 costs.  This patch separates out
> > the cost to a separate structure so that in the future we can tweak the costs
> > as needed.
> 
> Is there any reason for this?  At least when it actually points to the
> power9 costs it is clear it is just a placeholder.

The main reason was you had asked for it many, many months ago on the internal
branch.  But until we actually need to change the values, it doesn't need to be
changed immediately.

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