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authorÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>2017-06-01 18:20:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-06-01 23:29:05 (GMT)
commitfb95e2e38dd4e8301b3992bacfac4c87b8262181 (patch)
treebbc665ce6ca94893ec5b3308a9b0340af53604ab /Makefile
parentc30cf827a8a3d9e85b2459418599ae874b3e4787 (diff)
grep: un-break building with PCRE >= 8.32 without --enable-jit
Amend my change earlier in this series ("grep: add support for the PCRE v1 JIT API", 2017-04-11) to un-break the build on PCRE v1 versions later than 8.31 compiled without --enable-jit. As explained in that change and a later compatibility change in this series ("grep: un-break building with PCRE < 8.32", 2017-05-10) the pcre_jit_exec() function is a faster path to execute the JIT. Unfortunately there's no compatibility stub for that function compiled into the library if pcre_config(PCRE_CONFIG_JIT, &ret) would return 0, and no macro that can be used to check for it, so the only portable option to support builds without --enable-jit is via a new NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT=UnfortunatelyYes Makefile option[1]. Another option would be to make the JIT opt-in via USE_LIBPCRE1_JIT=YesPlease, after all it's not a default option of PCRE v1. I think it makes more sense to make it opt-out since even though it's not a default option, most packagers of PCRE seem to turn it on by default, with the notable exception of the MinGW package. Make the MinGW platform work by default by changing the build defaults to turn on NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT=UnfortunatelyYes. It is the only platform that turns on USE_LIBPCRE=YesPlease by default, see commit df5218b4c3 ("config.mak.uname: support MSys2", 2016-01-13) for that change. 1. "How do I support pcre1 JIT on all versions?" ( 2. (referenced from "Re: PCRE v2 compile error, was Re: What's cooking in git.git (May 2017, #01; Mon, 1)"; <alpine.DEB.2.20.1705021756530.3480@virtualbox>) Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Makefile')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index a79274e..502c072 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -29,6 +29,14 @@ all::
# Perl-compatible regular expressions instead of standard or extended
# POSIX regular expressions.
+# When using USE_LIBPCRE1, define NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT if the PCRE v1
+# library is compiled without --enable-jit. We will auto-detect
+# whether the version of the PCRE v1 library in use has JIT support at
+# all, but we unfortunately can't auto-detect whether JIT support
+# hasn't been compiled in in an otherwise JIT-supporting version. If
+# you have link-time errors about a missing `pcre_jit_exec` define
+# this, or recompile PCRE v1 with --enable-jit.
# Define LIBPCREDIR=/foo/bar if your libpcre header and library files are in
# /foo/bar/include and /foo/bar/lib directories.
@@ -1094,6 +1102,10 @@ ifdef USE_LIBPCRE
EXTLIBS += -lpcre
@@ -2241,6 +2253,7 @@ GIT-BUILD-OPTIONS: FORCE
@echo NO_CURL=\''$(subst ','\'',$(subst ','\'',$(NO_CURL)))'\' >>$@+
@echo NO_EXPAT=\''$(subst ','\'',$(subst ','\'',$(NO_EXPAT)))'\' >>$@+
@echo USE_LIBPCRE1=\''$(subst ','\'',$(subst ','\'',$(USE_LIBPCRE)))'\' >>$@+
+ @echo NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT=\''$(subst ','\'',$(subst ','\'',$(NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT)))'\' >>$@+
@echo NO_PERL=\''$(subst ','\'',$(subst ','\'',$(NO_PERL)))'\' >>$@+
@echo NO_PTHREADS=\''$(subst ','\'',$(subst ','\'',$(NO_PTHREADS)))'\' >>$@+
@echo NO_PYTHON=\''$(subst ','\'',$(subst ','\'',$(NO_PYTHON)))'\' >>$@+