Re: compiling xli - small program to reproduce problem w. gcc

David Mosberger-Tang (davidm@AZStarNet.COM)
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 23:43:05 -0700

>>>>> On Mon, 4 Nov 1996 22:05:19 -0600 (CST), Richard Henderson <> said:

>> After all these reports of problems compiling xli and other apps
>> due to a problem with gcc/alpha getting signal 6 I sat down and
>> fooled around with "xli.c" trying to produce a source that is as
>> short as possible and is still reproducing the problem. -- I
>> finally got the (rather short) listing included below.

Richard> FWIW, this bug is fixed in the most recent gcc snapshot.
Richard> Not that that does the public much good.

Good! Almost exactly the same bug showed in a game of some sorts
(Erik discovered it as part of building RH3.0.3, I believe, and I
remember submitting a bug report, but don't recall whether it was ever
reported fixed). If memory serves, the simplest work around was to
add an explicit cast to (long) or some such. That might work in this
case, too.


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