Subject: Re: EGCS on mips stable?
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/26/1998 13:34:45
[yanking port-mips - it is in Bcc: as of this message]

On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Jason Thorpe wrote:

: So, what's the story w/ egcs 1.1-branch, then?  It's status as default
: compiler was revoked on some platforms (i386 and sparc?) because of
: codegen bugs.  Are they fixed now?  Can we safely switch back?

No, they are not fixed; will they be fixed?  I don't know.

I have no i386 box in a physically stable version to reproduce the problems
reported there, and life kept me from getting to fixing that until this
week; sparc, I was never able to reproduce personally, though three on
port-sparc could, and I was waiting for christos to rebuild egcs without
haifa and try it again.

Note that the codegen changes in post-1.1-branch were mainly for arm (and a
minor nit for m68k); i386 and sparc really had no functional changes in
branch since 1.1b came out.

I'm trying really hard not to punt here.  The egcs trunk is in such poor
shape wrt stability that it's not even a remote possibility.  And now, alpha
actually has a working compiler built off of 1.1-branch.  *grr!*

Sometimes I wonder just how they sell service agreements and build GNUPro
off of that beast.  I'm still hoping for better, though.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.