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Re: smoking PERL_OLD_COPY_ON_WRITE 3.5.0-22-generic [debian] (x86_64/8cpu) {blead_g++}

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George Greer
March 18, 2013 15:22
Re: smoking PERL_OLD_COPY_ON_WRITE 3.5.0-22-generic [debian] (x86_64/8cpu) {blead_g++}
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On Mon, 18 Mar 2013, Dave Mitchell wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 04:38:00PM -0400, George Greer wrote:
>> O O O X X X -Duseithreads -Accflags=-DPERL_OLD_COPY_ON_WRITE
> I wonder if there's any point in smoking PERL_OLD_COPY_ON_WRITE
> any more? I presume it been superseded for all practical purposes by
> Instead, while PERL_NEW_COPY_ON_WRITE is temporarily not the default
> (till after 5.18), perhaps we should smoke that as an option instead?
> (The OLD has a couple of consistent failures, which I suspect no one will
> be in a hurry to fix).

I was wondering that recently.  At one point Father C. was fixing up the 
old one but that may have been a side-effect of work to get the _NEW_ 
version working.  If consensus is that the old one isn't useful then I'll 
switch it to the new one.

I'm always open to changing what is smoked by the thorough run, although 
the more options the slower it runs. I put the integer-related options on 
the same line as other options to keep the time lower but with added 

George Greer

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