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Re: [RFC PATCH, i386]: Remove special PIC related __cpuid definitions from config/i386/cpuid.h

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:28:20AM +0200, Uros Bizjak wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Jakub Jelinek <> wrote:
> >> Now that %ebx is also allocatable in PIC modes, we can cleanup
> >> config/i386/cpuid considerably. I propose to remove all PIC related
> >> specializations of __cpuid and __cpuid_count and protect the
> >> compilation with "#if __GNUC__ >= 5".
> >>
> >> The only drawback would be that non-bootstrapped build with gcc < 5.0
> >> will ignore -march=native, but I think this should be acceptable.
> >
> > I'm worried about that.
> > Can't you instead keep the current cpuid.h stuff as is, just add
> > && __GNUC__ < 5
> > to that, so it treats GCC 5+ PIC as if __PIC__ wasn't defined?
> >
> > Or, at least use cpuid.h even for older GCC if __PIC__ is not defined
> > (or __x86_64__ is defined and not medium/large PIC model)?
> Do we really care that much about non-bootstrapped build? I don't see

At least on Linux, driver-i386.c should not be built with PIC normally,
so at least changing
#if __GNUC__ >= 5
#if defined(__GNUC__) && (__GNUC__ >= 5 || !defined(__PIC__))
would limit the -march=native change for non-bootstrapped compilers to
Darwin only (or what other targets use PIC by default?).


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