The subject line kind of says it all.
We are running linux 2.4.18 on a mips4Kc core (ATI Xilleon 225) and find
it to be quite stable when compiled with gcc 2.96/binutils 126.96.36.199.10
When the kernel is compiled with gcc 3.3.1/binutils 188.8.131.52.5 it also
seems to be quite stable, except for when one certian driver is used
(basically an mpeg decoder driver). Under certian conditions the system
seems to "freeze" (no messages printed anywhere and only a hard reset
Yeah that is a good bug report...
But my main question is this: Have other people experienced
miscompilation (ie bad code generation) with gcc 3.3.1?
One thing I am aware of is that if -fno-common is not used, bad code is
generated for accessing some large structures. But I we use -fno-common
for all compilation.
I am trying to figrue out if I should be looking more at bugs in the
driver, or if I should give up on gcc 3.3.1 and be done with it.
Thanks in advance for any insight.