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Re: Make LTO Patch for Job Server Thread Detection Agnostic

On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 at 16:18, Nicholas Krause <> wrote:
> On 2/27/20 3:44 AM, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> > On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 at 06:50, Nicholas Krause <> wrote:
> >> Greetings Martin,
> >>
> >> This patch:
> >>;a=blobdiff;f=gcc/lto-wrapper.c;h=353187c60434f43a445e708dcfbf53c857f8cdc1;hp=946897726d03716f7c93f955c438ee4f8190044c;hb=f12fbeb535f192f742025cc4f9b69a48136730f1;hpb=80c7cb9d2c8090f8d165ee2ca5f8d401090c1d06
> >>
> >> May have a small problem with the lines:
> >> +  const char *makeflags = getenv ("MAKEFLAGS");
> >> +  if (makeflags == NULL)
> >> +    return false; I'm not sure if ninja or other build systems use that
> >> for detection or have it as a variable you can use. This may be an issue
> >> with ninja, cmake and other build systems that may not have it. Maybe
> >> I'm wrong but it may be good to check that, Nick
> > The patch is to use Make's jobserver, it's not expected to work with
> > arbitrary build systems.
> >
> > Martin, the comment in your patch says "-std=c11" which should be c++11.
> Jonathan,
> That's a problem then as were assuming a user's build system for this to
> work. I mean
> for now its fine but in the future wouldn't it de a good ideal to not
> assume this?

It works fine for everybody. There's just an optimisation for people
with a GNU make jobserver available. I don't see a problem.

If somebody wants to add an optimisation for their preferred build
system they can propose a patch.

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