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

Alexey Brodkin Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com
Wed Nov 12 13:54:11 UTC 2014


Hi Peter,

On Wed, 2014-11-12 at 13:33 +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> 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.

So should I wait for some time or it's time to send a patch that enables
the option for everybody in uClibc-*.config?

-Alexey


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