Subject: Re: 1.6.1 lack of stability on cats
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
From: Richard Earnshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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