[Bug pch/53880] [4.8 Regression] compile time regression when generating precompiled headers for boost

dodji at seketeli dot org gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Thu Jul 26 17:16:00 GMT 2012


--- Comment #16 from dodji at seketeli dot org <dodji at seketeli dot org> 2012-07-26 17:15:15 UTC ---
"rguenth at gcc dot gnu.org" <gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org> a écrit:

> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=53880
> --- Comment #10 from Richard Guenther <rguenth at gcc dot gnu.org> 2012-07-24 09:34:21 UTC ---
> Err, isn't the GTY annotation in
>      as y1.  x0 is the spelling location for the argument token "1",
>      and x2 is the spelling location for the argument token "2".  */
>   source_location * GTY((length ("2 * %h.n_tokens"))) macro_locations;
> simply pointless?

In theory, I would say yes it should be pointless.

But in practise, it looks like the "gengtype code output system" needs a
length annotation for it because macro_location is a pointer to
something that is not a struct, basically.

Otherwise, calling gengtype on the resulting gtype.state yields:

gcc/fix-master/gcc/../libcpp/include/line-map.h:168: field
`(*x).info_ordinary.maps[i0].d.macro.macro_locations' is pointer to
unimplemented type

This is because with no annotation, the information for
"macro_locations" that we have in the generated gtype.state is:

(!pair  "macro_locations"
 (!type already_seen 6)
 (!srcfileloc  "../libcpp/include/line-map.h" 168)

With the gengtype length annotation, we have:

(!pair  "macro_locations"
 (!type already_seen 6)
 (!srcfileloc  "../libcpp/include/line-map.h" 168)
  (!option length string  "2 * %h.n_tokens")))

The important thing to notice there is that in the latest case, there is
a "length" option (or attribute) that is present in the description.

Then looking at the walk_type function in gengtype.c, we see:

    case TYPE_POINTER:

        if (!length)
        if (!UNION_OR_STRUCT_P (t->u.p)
        && t->u.p->kind != TYPE_PARAM_STRUCT)
        error_at_line (d->line,
                   "field `%s' is pointer to unimplemented type",

The 'length' variable not being set to zero there is a consequence of no
gengtype length annotation being present in the line-map.h source code.

So my question would be, why is gengtype forcing pointers to e.g,
scalars to have a length annotation?

If this wasn't the case, I think the expensive empty loops wouldn't be
generated in the first place, would they?

--- Comment #17 from dodji at seketeli dot org <dodji at seketeli dot org> 2012-07-26 17:15:43 UTC ---
> --- Comment #14 from Paolo Carlini <paolo.carlini at oracle dot com> 2012-07-24 10:13:24 UTC ---
> Thanks Steven for looking into this!

Indeed, thank you Steven!

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