Re: fftw3: Patch for powerpc build failure
Hello Debian folks; I'm one of the FFTW authors, and we'd like to help
you resolve this problem if we can. (Both my co-author and I run Debian
on PowerPC G3 laptops.) I'll ping Matteo, who did most of the
Altivec/SIMD work, when he returns. Unfortunately, I'm not sure whether
either of us has access to an Altivec-supporting CPU with Debian; any
chance of an account?
Note that FFTW has had a way of exposing gcc bugs, especially with SIMD
(see http://www.fftw.org/faq/section2.html#compilerCrashes), and it
sounds like you are seeing different results with different gcc
versions...so that may be what is happening here. Ugh.
Michel Dänzer wrote:
-mabi=altivec to build tests/bench doesn't seem to make a difference
here (I do wonder whether all fftw3 dependants were or will be built
with it though...).
Can you tell us whether -mabi=altivec is really required for programs
calling FFTW? I never did figure out exactly what this flag does on
Linux. (It is not needed for 16-byte stack alignment, apparently, since
I think that is guaranteed by the SVR4 ABI.)