Best Gcc for IA64?

Jonathan Wakely jwakely.gcc@gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 06:38:00 GMT 2014


On 29 April 2014 06:45, Seima Rao wrote:
>>On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:24 AM, Seima Rao <seimarao@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>     I want to try out the full IA64 contribution to gcc.
>>>
>>>     Please advise as to which gcc is sufficient?
>>>
>>>     p.s. I am specifically looking for sw pipelining,
>>>            global instr sched, interprocedural reg alloc,
>>>           "the full VLIW works", etc.
>
>>I'm not sure what you are asking, as there is only one GCC.  You will
>>probably do better to use the latest release, which is 4.9.0.
>
>>Ian
>
> I have already built the "latest cross gcc (i.e 4.1.1) that is available through
>
> crosstool-ng".

GCC 4.1.1 is 8 years old, it's not the latest of anything.

> Unfortunately, 4.1.1 offers very little Ia64 goodies.
>
> In such a case , 4.9.0 is definitely ideal.
>
> However, the last time I ventured out of croostool-ng land
>
> into beyond 4.1.1 gccs, i ran into lots of trouble.
>
> Therefore, I was hoping for help from tried hands all over the ia64 community.
>
> The information I need are the following:
>
> gcc-version for all latest (ia64) optimizations
> gcc-core-version
> glibc-version
> binutils-version
> linux-libc-headers-version
> glibc-linuxthreads-version

linuxthreads was replaced by NPTL nearly 10 years ago.

Any modern versions of GCC, binutils and glibc will work fine with ia64.



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