Patchwork [03/19] tune-core2: Replace -mtune=generic with -mtune=core2

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Submitter Darren Hart
Date Jan. 22, 2014, 12:58 a.m.
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Darren Hart - Jan. 22, 2014, 12:58 a.m.
-march specifies which ISA to use. -mtune specifies which cpu-type to
optimize instruction ordering for, but not which ISA to use. There are
times when it may make sense to specify mtune=generic and use a more
specific march, such as core2, but the opposite makes little sense at
all: use cpu-type specific ISA, but order the instructions
generically. While the -mtune is implied by -march, gcc does not verify
it is using -mtune=core2 with:

    gcc -Q -march=core2 --help=target

Explicitly specify -mtune=core2 to be sure.

Add a comment header describing the CPUs targeted by this tune file.

Signed-off-by: Darren Hart <>
Cc: Richard Purdie <>
Cc: Paul Eggleton <>
Cc: Tom Zanussi <>
Cc: Nitin Kamble <>
Cc: Mark Hatle <>
Cc: Bruce Ashfield <>
Cc: Martin Jansa <>
 meta/conf/machine/include/ |   10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/meta/conf/machine/include/ b/meta/conf/machine/include/
index 85b6924..3b25197 100644
--- a/meta/conf/machine/include/
+++ b/meta/conf/machine/include/
@@ -1,10 +1,18 @@ 
+# Settings for the GCC(1) cpu-type "core2":
+#      Intel Core2 CPU with 64-bit extensions, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3 and SSSE3
+#      instruction set support.
+# This tune is recommended for the Intel Core 2 CPU family, including Conroe,
+# Merom and beyond, as well as the first Atom CPUs, Diamondville, and beyond.
 DEFAULTTUNE ?= "core2"
 require conf/machine/include/
 # Extra tune features
 TUNEVALID[core2] = "Enable core2 specific processor optimizations"
-TUNE_CCARGS .= "${@bb.utils.contains("TUNE_FEATURES", "core2", " -march=core2 -msse3 -mtune=generic -mfpmath=sse", "", d)}"
+TUNE_CCARGS .= "${@bb.utils.contains("TUNE_FEATURES", "core2", " -march=core2 -mtune=core2 -msse3 -mfpmath=sse", "", d)}"
 # Extra tune selections
 AVAILTUNES += "core2"