[Buildroot] [PATCH] uClibc: ARC: enable generic string implementations

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Nov 12 12:33:41 UTC 2014


Dear Alexey Brodkin,

On Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:55:22 +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:

> I agree that it's better to not have this kind of generic options
> selected by architectures.
> 
> But the point is I don't have any real hardware except ARC and ARM
> boards (Cubieboard2 & Wandboard Quad).
> 
> For ARC I do see improvements and still stable behavior of toolchain and
> target binaries.
> 
> For ARM I don't see any difference in LMbench because most if not all
> string routines are already implemented in assembly, sio the option in
> question makes no sense.
> 
> But for other architectures like BlackFin, PPC, MIPS difference could be
> in both performance and stability but this is something I cannot test.
> 
> So volunteers are more than welcome.
> 
> But what if nobody else cares?

If nobody cares, then we just enable the option. And people will
complain when/if it breaks for them.

Thomas
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