Subject: Re: Shouldn't we compile kernels at least without StrongARM
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
Date: 01/24/2003 10:59:36
> as all of you know, StrongARM optimized 1.6 compiled kernels tend to random
Well I wasn't aware of that (though I'm running current rather than 1.6).
Where's the relevant PR?
> Shouldn't we compile kernels without archv4 and strongarm optimizations
> until the compiler is fixed?
How do you know it's the compiler? If it's a random behaviour, then my
first suspicion would be that it's some sort of timing issue (or cache
related). Compiler errors generally lead to repeatable problems. There
was a lot of hacking on the pmap in the run up to 1.6, and it wouldn't
surprise me in the least if that wasn't the cause of your problems.