[aarch64] gas: Error: non-constant expression in ".if" statement

Bug #1749597 reported by Stephen Warren on 2018-02-14
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binutils
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Medium
binutils (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

gas in binutils 2.26 contains a bug that prevents compilation of ARM Trusted Firmware in particular, or any code that references the "." symbol following a .align statement that specifies explicit padding data.

ATF bug report: https://github.com/ARM-software/tf-issues/issues/401
binutils bug report: https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20364

Changed in binutils:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Stephen Warren (srwarren) wrote :

For my own understanding, I'm curious:

a) Whether Ubuntu toolchains are usually updated for bugs like this

b) Roughly how often toolchain updates are usually released. I suppose you're busy with Spectre stuff right now though?

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