Commit bf2a4c72 authored by Fenghua Yu's avatar Fenghua Yu Committed by Fenghua Yu
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arch/ia64/Makefile: Remove -mtune=merced in IA64 kernel build

Between GCC version 3.4.0 and 4.3.3 (including 3.4.0 and 4.3.3), -mtune=merced
is implemented in GCC. Starting from 4.4.0, -mtune=merced is deprecated.

Even implemented in versions between 3.4.0 and 4.3.3, the -mtune=merced
feature has been broken in some of the versions. For example, GCC 4.1.2 reports
interanl tuning function errors during kernel building with -mtune=merced. Or
GCC Bugzilla 16130 reports another -mtune=merced issue on GCC 3.4.1.

So I would remove the -mtune=merced from IA64 kernel build. Without this option,
kernel on Merced will remain the same except losing an unstable and out-of-date
performance tunning feature.

Since GCC version 3.4.0, -mtune=mckinley has been implemented. The
-mtune=mckinley option functions the same as mtune=itanium2. And mtune=itanium2
is the default option. So we don't need to add mtune=mckinley either since its
been the default option in any GCC version which implements this option.

Signed-off-by: default avatarFenghua Yu <>
parent b5a88793
......@@ -41,11 +41,6 @@ $(error Sorry, you need a newer version of the assember, one that is built from
ifeq ($(call cc-version),0304)
cflags-$(CONFIG_ITANIUM) += -mtune=merced
cflags-$(CONFIG_MCKINLEY) += -mtune=mckinley
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(cflags-y)
head-y := arch/ia64/kernel/head.o arch/ia64/kernel/init_task.o
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