Re: fw: gcc v4 interworking patch
On Wednesday 10 October 2007, Wookey wrote:
> OK. here is an update for gcc 4.1.2 that actually compiles. updated
> by Laurence Withers.
gcc compiles; but it doesn't work. When running the crosscompiler, gcc
fails with the message "instruction never exectued".
I've updated the patches a little bit, adding in a couple of extra
things, and placed the whole lot in a more permanent location at:
There are three patches, each with some (hopefully detailed) explanatory
comments at the top.
> Comments from people who actually understand GCC are very welcome -
> so far we haven't got this to actually work.
Yes, I'm afraid I'm totally stuck. I would certainly appreciate some
help from anyone who understands gcc's code generation on arm. The bit
that's failing is (much code snipped for brevity):
arm_print_operand (FILE *stream, rtx x, int code)
/* CONST_TRUE_RTX means not always -- i.e. never. We shouldn't
ever want to do that. */
if (x == const_true_rtx)
output_operand_lossage ("instruction never exectued");
if (!COMPARISON_P (x))
output_operand_lossage ("invalid operand for code '%c'",
If I comment out the first test (x == const_true_rtx), the second gets
triggered as well.
> I gather from some comments Paul Brook made a while back that the
> above code is only part of the solution and that something similar is
> needed for library code too (or something like that). Clues welcome.
There is some library code included in the gcc/gcc/config/arm directory,
which is written in assembler and probably needs to be patched to use
Richard's original tricks. There are also two places in glibc (the NPTL
code, again ARM-specific bits written in assembler) which need patching
in this manner as well.
Bye for now,
Laurence Withers, <firstname.lastname@example.org>