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Re: [RFC patch] non-release srctrees: --enable-targets=all & 64bit & -lmcheck
- From: Alan Modra <amodra at gmail dot com>
- To: Jan Kratochvil <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>
- Cc: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org, binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 23:29:16 +0930
- Subject: Re: [RFC patch] non-release srctrees: --enable-targets=all & 64bit & -lmcheck
- References: <20120518211410.GA32107@host2.jankratochvil.net>
On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 11:14:10PM +0200, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> --enable-targets=all commonly discovers checked in regressions:
Not in this particular case. I built binutils for native x86_64-linux
--enable-targes=all. In fact, I also built 115 different cross
targets (needed to test gas reasonably well). I've now added one more
> (many more, I did not search too thoroughly)
There are cases where building with --enable-targets=all hides bugs,
> --enable-64-bit-bfd is required for full --enable-targets=all.
Always building with a 64-bit bfd hides another class of bug.
I'm not in favour of this patch. Yes, it may help first-time
contributors in testing their patches, but means yet another change in
configure options for anyone past that stage. (Hey, I tested my patch
on 32-bit i686-linux and 64-bit x86_64-linux and you say it's not
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