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Re: [Fwd: [lemote] Re: Are -mfix-loongson2f-nop and -mfix-loongson2f-jump needed for userland programs?]


* fxzhang (fxzhang@ict.ac.cn) [100204 03:16]:
> On Sat, 2010-01-23 at 13:39 -0500, Daniel Clark wrote:
>> Does anyone know canonically if the system can have instability
>> because *any* executable program is compiled without the loongson2f
>> as/binutils fixes?
>> The site http://dev.lemote.com/code/firefox-3.7-loongson-jit says:
>> "Recommend building with Lemote's tool-chain
>> http://dev.lemote.com/files/binary/toolchain/gcc4ls2f.tar to avoid a
>> potential bug http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2009-11/msg00387.html.";
>> I was under the impression that only the kernel, linux had to be
>> compiled with the loongson2f as/binutils fixes to avoid system lockups
>> due to silicon-level loongson2f bugs.
> As I have said in
> http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2009-11/msg00387.html, only
> -mfix-loongson2f-nop is needed for user-space applications.


Do we need the patch as well for 2e-machines (i.e. Mylong NC)?

The binutils from
seem to be not updated to the current patch yet?

Also is there a bugzilla entry connected with the patches? Or is it
already commited upstream?


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