Subject: Re: Using current gcc & binutils and NetBSD -current speeds
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ian Dall <Ian.Dall@dsto.defence.gov.au>
Date: 11/27/2002 10:17:35
Simon Burge <email@example.com> writes:
> Ian Dall wrote:
>> Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > I have managed to build a kernel with current gcc and binutils. Most
>> > files built with -O2, but I needed a build a couple with -O1 to avoid
>> > internal compiler error: in general_operand, at recog.c:1023
>> > type errors.
>> What FSF Version does this correspond to? The NetBSD CVS repository
>> still seems to be at 2.95.3.
> When I said "current gcc and binutils", I meant gcc-current and
> binutils-current, cvs updated just a couple of days ago.
Ah, good. I'll try and look at it this weekend. Certainly the ICE should not
> I see the problem, but don't know enough about asm constraints to work
> out how to get around it. What about simply marking r0 as both an input
> and output register? Being an output register as well, wouldn't this
> effectively mark it as "clobbered"?
Yes, in fact that is probably more correct. It maybe that the compiler was objecting
to something being both an input operand and clobbered.
> Btw, is there a good ns32k instruction set reference anywhere? I
> currently only have my ns32k series databook, which has the instruction
> listing, but is not a reference.
Well, I have an instruction set reference for the 32032. The only
reference I have for the newer instructions is the data book
though. Its hard copy unfortunately, I wonder if we have a scanner
with a document feeder around here.
>> That was fixed. I haven't had the time to work on this lately, but I
>> am not aware of any outstanding ns32k specific bugs in the FSF current
>> gcc as of a several months ago.
I am now though as you reported above.
> I think it's safe to say that we can target gcc 3.3 for ns32k
> cross-building, and wasting time back-porting to older gcc versions
> probably isn't worth the effort.
OK. That gives me some encouragement.