[PATCH] testsuite: add -fno-tree-fre in gcc.dg/guality

Jakub Jelinek jakub@redhat.com
Thu Aug 27 11:23:15 GMT 2020

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 11:13:50AM +0000, Hu, Jiangping wrote:
> I'm not sure about if the case should fail.
> So, I add Jakub who committed this testcase.
> I thought the case should success, but for changes of gcc of
> years, now it failed. So I think that may be some optimization
> are unnecessary for this testcase, and I found the FRE.

The intent of the guality testsuite is to track regressions in debug info
quality.  Because the testing matrix is huge
(different targets x different -O* options x different gdb versions),
it isn't really feasible to keep xfails for them accurately, so all we care
about is whether we don't regress compared to older gcc releases for the
same target, same -O* options and same gdb version.
If we do regress e.g. because of some added optimization, the intent is
that it is analyzed why it regressed and if possible some improvements
in the debug info generation are added to deal with the optimization if
So adding -fno-tree-* is not the right solution, the majority of people will
not use such options in their codes and so they will observe the debug info
quality degradation there.


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