[fpc-devel] Running test suite for 2.1.4 on linux/sparc

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Jul 16 16:56:33 CEST 2007

Jonas Maebe wrote:

>> Incidentally, something curious here. You might remember that a week 
>> ago I was getting stuck on the inconsistent register-assignment nasty, 
>> I built and installed an apparently-working 2.1.4 shortly after you 
>> pointed out that it tended to be a transiant problem. Odd thing is 
>> that since that point I've gone through the entire exercise a second 
>> time- 2.0.0 binary compiling 2.0.4 hence compiling 2.1.4, and the 
>> 2.1.4 compilation hadn't failed.
> I know, it only happens intermittently (in a way that suggests an 
> uninitialised variable or memory localtion), but have no idea what it's 
> caused by. Valgrind doesn't find anything in an i386 to sparc cross 
> compiler, so it's probably an error somewhere in the sparc code 
> generator (or in a sparc rtl assembler routine)

I'm obviously keeping an eye on this, but I'm wondering whether there's a 
binary (library or executable) that was installed on the system once I had a 
working 2.1.4, which was not overwritten when I reverted to 2.0.0 or 2.0.4 and 
subsequently used when I rebuilt 2.1.4. In some ways it will be a relief if it 
starts coming up with the same fault again :-)

Tests still running, more later.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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