Subject: Re: 1.6.1 lack of stability on cats
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: port-arm
Date: 02/15/2003 10:15:14
> > 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.

You need to pull up rev 1.10 of src/gnu/dist/toolchain/gcc/config/arm/arm.c

I've submitted a pullup request (1174), but I don't know if this will be 
considered serious enough to make 1.6.1