[Buildroot] build of gcc 4.3.5 broken with BR2_GCC_USE_SJLJ_EXCEPTIONS

Khem Raj raj.khem at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 22:23:03 UTC 2010


On (27/07/10 20:30), Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:05:22 +0200
> "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at anciens.enib.fr> wrote:
> 
> > Marcus, All,
> > 
> > On Thursday 22 July 2010 23:59:25 Ossy wrote:
> > > I don't need this particular option (BR2_GCC_USE_SJLJ_EXCEPTIONS)
> > > but anyway my buildroot version (current git tree) wasn't able to
> > > build 4.3.5-final with BR2_GCC_USE_SJLJ_EXCEPTIONS=y. After
> > > deactivating it everything was fine again.
> > 
> > Yes, it happens too for me with armeb. Other archs are fine for me
> > with sjlj enabled.
> > 
> > I did not dig up why, so I /simply/ turn off sjlj for ermeb.
> 
> Does having this BR2_GCC_USE_SJLJ_EXCEPTIONS option makes sense ? In
> which case would this be useful ?

It makes sense if you are using older compilers and when DWARF unwinding
did not work completely. But otherwise its slow in performance and probably
can be replaced with dwarf2 exceptions I think hpux is one which does not
support dwarf2 exception per gcc sources.
sjlj handles exceptions faster but also adds burden of calling setjmp in 
non excepting case therefore slowing down the execution but code is
smaller.

I think you could leave this option in but dont make it default.

> 
> According to http://choices.cs.uiuc.edu/exceptions.pdf, the default
> mechanism used by g++ for exceptions is faster and better than SJLJ.
> 
> If there are only corner use cases, I'm all for getting rid of this
> option in BR. Advanced users can always use
> BR2_EXTRA_GCC_CONFIG_OPTIONS to add --enable-sjlj-exceptions to the gcc
> configuration if they want.
> 
> Thoughts ?
> 
> Thomas
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