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

Richard Henderson (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 15:05:29 -0600 (CST)

> Thanks for your prompt answer on that! -- Am I getting that
> right -- The problem is still there in 2.7.2 (as it comes
> with RH 4.0) but is fixed in a more recent development release?

That is correct. I hadn't been planning on backporting the patch,
but if it turns out that this recently reported 2.1.7 slip.c bug
is the same...

It is occasionally unfortunate that some of the the kernel's macros
are written such that disabling optimization isn't an option.

> BTW: I really do prefer a compiler that crashes on certain input
> patterns over one that emits bogus code for certain input patterns...

As do I.


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