Comment 5 for bug 838994

Michael Hope (michaelh1) wrote :

Thank you for the bug report. I've confirmed this with gcc-linaro-4.6-2011.08 on ARM:

michaelh@ursa1:~/linaro/bugs$ /tools/toolchains/arch/armv7l/gcc-linaro-4.6-2011.08-armv7l-natty-cbuild162-ursa1-cortexa9r1/bin/gcc -marm -O2 -c lp838994.i
mg.c: In function 'Perl_magic_get':
mg.c:1088:1: error: unrecognizable insn:
(insn 1520 1519 1521 65 (set (reg:SI 2 r2)
        (sign_extend:SI (mem/s:QI (plus:SI (reg:SI 0 r0)
                    (const_int 1665 [0x681])) [0 my_perl_52(D)->Iutf8cache+0 S1 A8]))) mg.c:891 -1
mg.c:1088:1: internal compiler error: in extract_insn, at recog.c:2113

The fault is correct - the RTL attempts to do a sign extending load from an address +1665 bytes, where ARM mode supports offsets of 0 to 255 bytes. Thumb-2 supports 0 to 4095 bytes.

The work-around is to compile at -O0. The fault also exists in gcc-4.6.1 and trunk r178025. It does not exist in gcc-4.5.3.

I've set it to medium priority as it is a ftbfs, a (mediocre) work-around exists, this is a significant package, and the fault exists upstream.