Subject: Re: VAX toolchain update
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/26/1998 11:07:22
Matt Thomas writes:
> I have egcs working but not working right.
> src/lib/libc/stdlib/strtoq.c @ -O2 gives
> the wrong results. src/gnu/usr.bin/gawk/ 
> compiled -O also gives incorrect results.
> src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/groff just segfaults no
> matter the optimization level.
> src/gnu/usr.bin/binutils/common/ieee.c
> won't compile @ -O (this also happens
> with stock egcs-1.1b and gcc-2.8.1)
> I have made corresponding changes to the
> the gcc 2.7 toolchain which does produce 
> the correct code in the above instances
> but can't make PIC code.
> Sigh.  So close yet so far.

EGCS is buggy, and there aren't enough people in the world with
vaxes. It is up to us to fix things as well as we can and submit the
changes back to the egcs folks...