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Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:25:36 -0500
From: Richard Farina <>
Subject: CFLAGS="-march=native" sometimes unsupported

There are currently two open bugs in the Gentoo bug tracker for john 1.7.9:

Both of these bugs seem to revolve around CFLAGS="-march=native" not
being supported properly for certain CPU.

Since I am about to recreate the build failures reliably, and have
access to testers who can succeed, I figured I'd report the issue and
see if anyone can help.

This is how -march=native expands on my system (and build fails):

/usr/libexec/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.5.3/cc1 -quiet -
-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -march=core2 -mcx16 -msahf -maes -mpclmul -mpopcnt
-mavx --param l1-cache-size=32 --param l1-cache-line-size=64 --param
l2-cache-size=3072 -mtune=generic -quiet -dumpbase - -auxbase-strip
/dev/null -o /tmp/ccJ8icEQ.s

Since running -mtune=native fixes the issue, this is what that expands
to on my system (and build succeeds):

/usr/libexec/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.5.3/cc1 -quiet -
-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 --param l1-cache-size=32 --param
l1-cache-line-size=64 --param l2-cache-size=3072 -mtune=generic -quiet
-dumpbase - -march=x86-64 -auxbase-strip /dev/null -o /tmp/cc220dAi.s

I'm happy to test any patches or VCS versions as appropriate.  I have
access to testers who currently can, as well as cannot, build with
-march=native if it helps.

Rick Farina

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