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Re: EGCS on MIPS

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Subject: Re: EGCS on MIPS
From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 14:52:35 +0100 (BST)
Cc: linux-mips@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <19980404120554.31953@uni-koblenz.de> from "ralf@uni-koblenz.de" at Apr 4, 98 12:05:54 pm
> Experiences, especially reliability?  As I understand the problems people
> have with these compilers on their Linux/i386 machines are only mostly
> caused by the Intel backend?

For 2.8.0 there is a catalog of problems caused by both back and front end
bugs. For 2.8.1 it appears to be a case of bugs in the Linux code where 
gcc 2.8 was able to do some exciting optimisations we really didn't want.

2.8.0 has cases where it doesn't properly honour volatile, 2.8.1 appears
to behave

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