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Disable PROFILE option by default

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Disable PROFILE option by default

Hardware based profiling (e.g. hwpmc) is much better and produces more
useful results. Today the profiling lib archives (_p.a) serve no real
purpose other than increasing the library build time.

Both upstream and base system (in commit b762974cf4b9) Clang have been
modified to remove the special case for linking against these libraries.

Clang's -pg support and mcount() remain, so building with -pg can still
be used on code that the user builds; we just no longer provide prebuilt
libraries compiled with -pg.

Discussed on freebsd-hackers[1] / freebsd-current [2] in 2020 and
freebsd-arch [3] in 2021. A deprecation notice was added in
commit 175841285e28.

[1] https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2020-January/055551.html
[2] https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2020-January/075105.html
[3] https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-arch/2021-June/000016.html

PR: 256873 [exp-run]
Reviewed by: imp, jhb, kib
Relnotes: Yes
Sponsored by: The FreeBSD Foundation
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D30833

Details

Provenance
emasteAuthored on Jan 16 2020, 5:40 PM
Reviewer
imp
Differential Revision
D30833: Enable WITHOUT_PROFILE by default
Parents
R10:c5e5202a3d5d: riscv: Sync NOTES with GENERIC changes
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