-current 'make release' status? [SOLVED]

Ruslan Ermilov ru at freebsd.org
Tue Jul 29 13:33:36 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 06:14:17AM +1000, Bruce Evans wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > ...
> > Forget what I've said about NO_WERROR, it (unfortunately) only
> > applies to the userland.
> >
> > Still, running "make rerelease KERNEL_FLAGS=WERROR=" gets the
> > release done.
> >
> > I wondered why I get it, and similarly my nigthly "buildkernel"
> > completed without errors.  This turned out to be due to the
> > -O vs. -Os differences.  For example, compiling vfs_subr.o
> > from the GENERIC kernel results in these same warnings when
> > compiled with COPTFLAGS="-Os -pipe".  Peter, should we switch
> > -Werror back off in kern.pre.mk?
> Use -fno-strict-aliasing if you use -Os.  Otherwise, -Os is stricter
> than -O.
> On second thoughts, -Os implies -f-strict-aliasing because -Os may
> need strict aliasing for the same reasons as -O2.  We've seen -O2
> in combination with broken aliasing in libm cause fatal errors.
> Better find part of -O2 that needs strict aliasing and turn it off
> too.
Hm, I always thought that -O2 and -Os are just useful aliases
that in effect only turn a few dozens of -f optimization flags,
and that switching some of them off later is allowed.  I.e.,
"-Os -fno-strict-aliasing" should work.

Ruslan Ermilov		Sysadmin and DBA,
ru at sunbay.com		Sunbay Software Ltd,
ru at FreeBSD.org		FreeBSD committer
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