On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 09:04:54PM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:
> (Ralf, you cannot find egcs-1.0.3a.tar.gz release on the net anymore.
> You probably want to save this file on the same site with the diff
1.0.3a is part of the srpm packages on oss.
> c) glibc 2.0.6 + mips patch
I have a glibc-2.0.6-7lm almost ready, still needs some more testing.
> I also had success with latest binutils CVS tree. I gave a try to the
> latest gcc, but did not look into it further.
Same here with a tree that is a few days old. I haven't yet tried to
build a kernel but for userland I have no relevant problem compared
to 2.8.1 but tons of fixed ones.
One ancient bug which is about to become a serious one still exist in
gas. Gas doesn't properly handle branch that exceed the +/- 128kb
range that can be encoded in the 16-bit branch offset. It should
(SGI's as does) expand the branch as a macro instruction like this:
beq r1, r2, loop
should be turned into:
bnez r1, r2, 1f
but of course only if the branch destination is outside the 16-bit range.
Thanks to the ever increasing code size there are now several realworld
examples which run into this problem. Volunteers?