egcs-1.1b alpha-dec-osf3.2 internal error in change_address()

Jeffrey A Law
Fri Apr 30 23:15:00 GMT 1999

  In message < >you write:
  > The short answer is line 3782 in alpha.c:alpha_expand_epilogue
  >   fp_is_frame_pointer = ((TARGET_OPEN_VMS && vms_is_stack_procedure)
  > 			 || (!TARGET_OPEN_VMS && frame_pointer_needed));
  > But I guess you'll bounce right back and ask me why frame_pointer_needed
  > is 1?  If it's not the obvious answer that "it's the default for
  > non-optimizing compilations", I'll have to look some more.
Nobody actually tests frame pointer elimination when the optimizer is off.

At least very few people do :-)  I did a few years ago and things basically
work (no suprise since some targets have eliminations that must always be
performed even when not optimizing, like arg->fp).


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