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Improve Windows (MSVC and mingw) build #6590

vicuna opened this issue Sep 29, 2014 · 4 comments

Improve Windows (MSVC and mingw) build #6590

vicuna opened this issue Sep 29, 2014 · 4 comments


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@vicuna vicuna commented Sep 29, 2014

Original bug ID: 6590
Reporter: chengang
Assigned to: @damiendoligez
Status: closed (set by @damiendoligez on 2014-10-06T13:39:24Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Platform: Windows
OS: Windows
OS Version: 8
Version: 4.02.0+beta1 / +rc1
Target version: 4.02.1+dev
Fixed in version: 4.03.0+dev / +beta1
Category: -for ocamlbuild use
Monitored by: @alainfrisch

Bug description

  1. In files config\Makefile{mingw,msvc}, we use

FLEXDIR=$(shell $(FLEXLINK) -where)

to invoke flexlink to find where it is, but this command is ran very time when flexlink's directory is referred. We only need to invoke flexlink once and get its locate.

So we can change above command to (note the colon):

FLEXDIR:=$(shell $(FLEXLINK) -where)

  1. MSVC has deprecated -Ox, -O2 (optimized for speed) is a better replacement.

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@vicuna vicuna commented Oct 2, 2014

Comment author: @alainfrisch

Thanks! Your diff starts from "BYTECCCOMPOPTS=-Ox -MD", but "/Ox /MD" is currently used in the trunk. From which version did you create the diff?

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@vicuna vicuna commented Oct 2, 2014

Comment author: chengang

I reported another issue which changes /Ox /MD to -Ox -MD before

and it is committed to version 4.02 branch.

Is it possible to change merge that patch to trunk first, then commit this?

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@vicuna vicuna commented Oct 3, 2014

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Committed to 4.02 branch (rev 15461) and to trunk (along with the changes of #6181) (rev 15462).

Waiting for test results before I close this PR.

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@vicuna vicuna commented Oct 6, 2014

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Unfortunately, the change breaks the testsuite. Investigation reveals that:

-Ox is equivalent to -Ob2 -Og -Oi -Ot -Oy
-O2 is equivalent to -Ob2 -Og -Oi -Ot -Oy -Gs -GF -Gy

On our test machines, -Og -Gy breaks the tool-debugger tests, probably because of something related to dynamic linking.

I switched to -O2 -Gy- but only in trunk because this needs further testing. In the 4.02 branch I'm reverting to -Ox. (commits 15476 and 15477)

@vicuna vicuna closed this as completed Oct 6, 2014
@vicuna vicuna added this to the 4.02.1 milestone Mar 14, 2019
@vicuna vicuna added the bug label Mar 20, 2019
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