RFR(XS): 8146092: gcc 4.3: -fno-var-tracking-assignments not available

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Wed Jan 6 05:19:10 UTC 2016

Hi Goetz,

Is this still outstanding?

On 23/12/2015 11:37 PM, Lindenmaier, Goetz wrote:
> Hi,
> gcc 4.3 does not grok -fno-var-tracking-assignments.
> I was told gcc 4.5 would known the flag, but I can not test that.
> So I now check for >= 4.8.

Don't we trust the gcc manual ??

> It's only a note, so it should not matter to "warnings are errors".
> I also remove a ia64 special case that's not necessary.

Mixing unrelated changes is not a good idea. Who is building ia64 with 
gcc? Are the other ia64 code fragments still needed?


> Please review. I please need a sponsor.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~goetz/webrevs/8146092-gcc4.3/webrev.00/
> This is not urgent as fixes for gcc 4.1.2, as we don't use 4.3 in our
> test builds or internal VM.
> Best regards,
>    Goetz.

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