-ffreestanding or not -ffreestanding

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 03:54:57 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 02:12:07AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
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> Whether we sidestep it in init/main.c or not, such situations
> will arise again; compiler does generate calls of strcat()
> on optimizations, so we really ought to have an out-of-line
> version...

Can we try to get this sorted out properly instead of constantly
fiddling with it?

Currently we use -ffreestanding on some architectures and fix breakages
on the other architectures when they arise.

The options I see for getting this fixed properly are:
- use -ffreestanding on all architectures or
- don't use -ffreestanding on any architecture and move the string
functions (and perhaps other functions if required) out-of-line

I'd prefer the first option, but I know that not everyone agrees with me.

No matter which option we choose, if we get an agreement on this one
I can send patches for it.



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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