On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 05:40:31PM -0800, David Daney wrote:
> 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 18.104.22.168.10
> When the kernel is compiled with gcc 3.3.1/binutils 22.214.171.124.5 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
> will recover).
> 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.
We haven't had problems here.
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