Re: subtle side effect of commit a1c48bb160f836

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Jun 18 2015 - 03:37:25 EST

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 9:33 AM, Vineet Gupta
<Vineet.Gupta1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thursday 18 June 2015 12:40 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Vineet Gupta
>> <Vineet.Gupta1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> > commit a1c48bb160f8368 "Makefile: Fix unrecognized cross-compiler command line
>>> > options" moved ARCH specific cc option handling before common -Os/O2 setup.
>>> >
>>> > For ARC this had a subtle effect that we can no longer over-ride generic -O2 with
>>> > -O3, hence a performance regression observed going from 3.13 to 3.18 (the above
>>> > commit went into 3.16)
>>> >
>>> > I want to understand how to properly fix this. Moving the include of arch makefile
>>> > will bring back the old issue. I can introduce another option to set default optim
>>> > level, but only arc/m32r care about it anyways.
>> Can we include $(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/Makefile twice?
> Something like this would be ideal, but does that not bring back your warnings ?

I don't think so. The warnings were caused by using the host compiler instead
of the cross compiler while checking for the support of some compiler options.



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