On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 5:58 AM, Dimitry Andric <d...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 2 Mar 2017, at 12:02, Mingo Rrubioer <mingorrubi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to see how well FreeBSD does as a workstation OS in the
>> HPC world due to its stability and reliability, as well as LLVM/clang.
>> I would like to know if FreeBSD has something similar to Gentoo's
>> /etc/portage/make.conf file and /etc/portage/package.use/* files in
>> order to compile certain ports with certain compiler flags.
> It doesn't, though it would certainly be nice to have something like it
> at some point.  The current idiom is to put something similar to the
> following in your /etc/make.conf:
> .if ${.CURDIR:M/usr/ports/foo/bar}
> CFLAGS+= [... flags for the foo/bar port ...]
> .endif
> .if ${.CURDIR:M/usr/ports/what/ever}
> CFLAGS+= [... flags for the what/ever port ...]
> .endif

Actually, you can enable options on a per-port basis by creating a
file named /var/db/ports/<category>_<portname>/options.  Those are the
files that get created whenever you do "make config" in a port
directory.  It's usually easiest to create them interactively just by
doing "make config" though.

>> Regarding LLVM/clang, I've been reading the documentation and found
>> these flags: -arch=<whatever>, -march=<whatever>, -mcpu=<whatever>,
>> --target=<whatever>, target-cpu <whatever>. I'm not quite sure which
>> one would be the one to use. In case someone wants to know, my initial
>> play/test machine has this processor:
>> CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz (3600.11-MHz K8-class CPU)
>>  Origin="GenuineIntel"  Id=0x206d7  Family=0x6  Model=0x2d  Stepping=7
>> And I'm currently running: 11.0-RELEASE-p8.
>> So I imagine I should use something like CFLAGS+= -march=corei7-avx
>> -march=sandybridge -target-cpu. Is that correct?
> Don't specify -march or -mcpu directly, but add the following line to
> /etc/make.conf:
> CPUTYPE?= native
> This will take care of everything automatically.  See also make.conf(5).
> -Dimitry
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