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Safe compiler flags to use for gcc 3.x

Compiling with optimized flags makes the binaries run much faster.

These flags are stolen from Safe flags to use for gentoo-1.4 at http://www.freehackers.org/gentoo/gccflags/flag_gcc3.html .

Visit their page, it has tons of good information.

These settings will give you a stable, safe and fast system, optimized for the specified processor. Keep in mind that -march makes the binaries usable only on the specified cpu. Replace -march with -mcpu to make the binary optimized for the cpu yet usable on i386.

i386 (Intel)

CHOST="i386-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=i386 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=i386 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

i486 (Intel)

CHOST="i486-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=i486 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=i486 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Pentium 1 (Intel)

CHOST="i586-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Pentium MMX (Intel)

CHOST="i586-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium-mmx -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium-mmx -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Pentium PRO (Intel)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentiumpro -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentiumpro -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Pentium II (Intel)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium2 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium2 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Celeron (Mendocino), aka Celeron1 (Intel)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium2 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium2 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Pentium III (Intel)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Celeron (Coppermine) aka Celeron2 (Intel)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Celeron (Willamette?) (Intel)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Pentium 4 (Intel)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Eden C3/Ezra (Via)

CHOST="i586-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=i586 -m3dnow -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=i586 -m3dnow -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

K6 (AMD)

CHOST="i586-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=k6 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k6 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

K6-2 (AMD)

CHOST="i586-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=k6-2 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k6-2 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

K6-3 (AMD)

CHOST="i586-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=k6-3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k6-3 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Athlon (AMD)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=athlon -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Athlon-tbird, aka K7 (AMD)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-tbird -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-tbird -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Athlon-tbird XP (AMD)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Athlon 4(AMD)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-4 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-4 -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Athlon XP (AMD)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Athlon MP (AMD)

CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-mp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-mp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

603 (PowerPC)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"

603e (PowerPC)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"

604 (PowerPC)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"

604e (PowerPC)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char"

750 aka as G3 (PowerPC)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-mcpu=750 -O3 -pipe -fsigned-char -mpowerpc-gfxopt"
CXXFLAGS="-mcpu=750 -O3 -pipe -fsigned-char -mpowerpc-gfxopt"

Note: do not use -march=

7400, aka G4 (PowerPC)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-mcpu=7400 -O2 -pipe -fsigned-char -maltivec
	-mabi=altivec -mpowerpc-gfxopt"
CXXFLAGS="-mcpu=7400 -O2 -pipe -fsigned-char -maltivec
	-mabi=altivec -mpowerpc-gfxopt"
   -fsigned-char -maltivec -mabi=altivec -mpowerpc-gfxopt"

Note: do not use -march=
Note: -O3 is unstable on G4

7450, aka G4 second generation (PowerPC)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-mcpu=7450 -O2 -pipe -fsigned-char
	-maltivec -mabi=altivec -mpowerpc-gfxopt"
CXXFLAGS="-mcpu=7450 -O2 -pipe -fsigned-char
	-maltivec -mabi=altivec -mpowerpc-gfxopt"

Note: do not use -march=
Note: -O3 is unstable on G4

PowerPC (If you don't know which one)

CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char -mpowerpc-gfxopt"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fsigned-char -mpowerpc-gfxopt"

Sparc

CHOST="sparc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"

Sparc 64

CHOST="sparc64-unknown-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"


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