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Re: [PATCH] Default to --enable-threads=posix on Linux (was Re: libgcc_s, Linux, and PT_GNU_EH_FRAME, and binutils)

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 02:21:26PM +0200, Franz Sirl wrote:
> At 12:20 06.08.2002, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> >On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 11:54:26AM +0200, Franz Sirl wrote:
> >> At 11:31 06.08.2002, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> >> >On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 02:58:40PM -0700, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> >> > > Do it quickly, send me a patch, and we can obviate the debate by 
> >having
> >> > > the change in.  I just can't see holding up the release for that.
> >> >
> >> >Here is the proposed minimum patch to default to --enable-threads=posix
> >> >unless either some other --enable-threads option or --disable-threads
> >> >is given on Linux. I don't see why somebody might want not to build 
> >thread
> >> >aware gcc/libstdc++ by default.
> >> >
> >> >I've verified that configure with --disable-threads gives the 
> >configuration
> >> >which used to be, ie. no thread support and that no --*threads option 
> >given
> >> >to configure causes posix threads to be used.
> >> >
> >> >Ok to commit to mainline/3.2 branch?
> >>
> >> Uhm, wouldn't it be easier to put one test under *-*-linux* instead of
> >> duplicating it all over?
> >
> >Well, *-*-linux* covers all the unwanted variants like
> >*-*-linux*ecoff*
> >*-*-linux*libc1*
> >*-*-linux*oldld*
> >*-*-linux*aout*
> These can exit early in a global test by listing them first.
> >That can be of course solved by one case ... esac. What I'm not sure
> >is whether ports like xtensa-*-linux* want threading by
> >default, I don't see any support for them in glibc.
> Hmm, but xtensa-*-linux* supports the enable-threads switch..., I guess the 
> port hasn't been contributed to glibc yet.

That's right... and it looks like xtensa-*-linux* does have
linuxthreads support.

> But maybe this can wait for the mainline/3.2.1 and we go with your patch 
> for 3.2.

I'd rather move all Linux targets to --enable-threads=posix; I believe
all current glibc ports have threads support, so why not?

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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