6.16 gcc omit-frame pointer

David Jensen djensenlin at windstream.net
Wed Dec 1 14:30:03 PST 2010

On Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:54:32 -0600
Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

> Bruce Dubbs wrote these words on 12/01/10 14:50 CST:
> > In Chapter 5, we are not doing a full bootstrap, so we add 
> > -fomit-frame-pointer so it will produce the same codes as if it was
> > a full bootstrap.
> > 
> > In Chapter 6, we do the same thing.  I think, but I'm not sure,
> > that -fomit-frame-pointer is the default for x86_64.  If this is
> > correct, perhaps we can tweak the text a little to clarify.
> I seem to recall reading in the GCC mailing lists that
> -fomit-frame-pointer is the default on all builds now. I don't recall
> what version this was started. It would be easy enough to find out.
> Anyone with a x86 could start a GCC build and look at the first few
> times in the log where something is compiled and see if the flag is
> in the line. If you see it once, you will know it is now default.

I have tried that, no the flag does not appear. But why would it if the
default was otherwise?  I have tried no flag, '-fomit-frame-pointer'
and '-fno-omit-frame-pointer' with no difference in the cpp binary.  I
don't understand the whole thing.

David Jensen

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