On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 09:55:30AM -0500, Jay Carlson wrote:
> Right. In my ideal world, here's how it would work:
> cc1 defaults to -G0. I think we have that now.
> gas defaults to -G0. Messing with SUBTARGET_ASM_SPEC has that effect
> for people who use the gcc driver, but anybody invoking gas directly
> will still hit this problem, but too bad.
> So I think the primary constituency for gas defaulting to -G8 are
> existing cygnuhhhh I mean redhat embedded MIPS customers, outside of
> Linux; that's who we should check with before we change the default.
We cannot change the default for non-Linux MIPS users without causing
massive problems. As far as I know, everybody uses -G8 as the default,
which can include such things as libraries (which may be delivered as
So this is probably one of these things where the Linux/MIPS world will
do one thing, and the rest something else.