Subject: Re: 1.6.1 lack of stability on cats
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
Date: 02/14/2003 00:56:09
> I managed to build teTeX without problems last night, but when I ran xdvi
> this morning on a sample I had lying aroung it crashed repeatably.
> A repeatable crash sounds like a different bug however, so I'll look into
> that one further tonight.
I've traced this down to one source file in metafont. Although I haven't
got to the bottom of the problem, if I compile that file with
-mcpu=strongarm then the problem goes away. My suspicion is that this is
a compiler fault somewhere in the handling of half-word types when
avoiding alignment traps (there's no need to do that when there are
half-word memory instructions.
So I'm now fairly happy that backing out ticket 712 is the right thing to