Subject: Re: 1.6.1 lack of stability on cats
To: Chris Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/2003 18:33:58
> On Mon, 3 Feb 2003 11:46:50 +0100
> Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 10:39:21AM +0000, Chris Gilbert wrote:
> > > COPTS="-O2 -march=armv4 -mtune=strongarm"
> > >
> > > Is this a likely cause, and if so, should we be considering
> > > disabling the optimisations for 1.6.1?
> > >
> > > Does anyone else running an arm box with 1.6.1 have stability
> > > issues?
> > I have a PR open about this. It's not clear whether the compiler is
> > the culprit or just an innocent messenger, but I made my Shark much
> > more stable by running an kernel without the -march= and mtune= parts.
> In the random sample of does xsrc build now, the answer is yes it did
> without the arch and tune flags, so for as to why I've no idea *sigh*
> Anyway at least I got x server for 1.6.1 cats built now 8)
I've just built a 1.6.1_RC1 kernel with strongarm optimizations enabled,
but with bcopyinout.S pulled up to revision 1.6 and the kernel seems fine
(sufficient to completely bootstrap and regtest gcc without any untoward