[parisc-linux] broken toolchain?

John David Anglin dave@hiauly1.hia.nrc.ca
Sat, 12 May 2001 21:23:47 -0400 (EDT)

> as some of you know, i'm busy up here in canada building packages.
> it seems to me that i'm getting a lot more unaligned data references from
> things that I build than I was last week.  Also I'm getting unaligned
> data references from glibc 2.2.3 that i'm building on gsyprf11 which i
> never had on jagu.  I did an apt-get update on gsyprf11 and I remember
> binutils getting updated, so I'm tempted to blame that.  can anyone else
> confirm/deny problems?

There still issues re the management of the PIC register.  These might
cause the unaligned data accesses that you are seeing.  I know the
mainline gcc was broken by a patch that Alan Modra added to add
dwarf2 profiling support.  On the branch, things are better but I just
discovered a new issue involving inline functions.  Don't know where
things stand with the parisc-linux gcc source.

J. David Anglin                                  dave.anglin@nrc.ca
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