[PATCH,AIX] go: disable mvsx and maltivec for aix/ppc

David Edelsohn dje.gcc@gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 02:28:00 GMT 2019


On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 10:12 PM Ian Lance Taylor <iant@golang.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 7:06 PM David Edelsohn <dje.gcc@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 9:50 PM Ian Lance Taylor <iant@golang.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 12:43 AM CHIGOT, CLEMENT <clement.chigot@atos.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Description:
> > > >   * This patch removes -mvsx and -maltivec for go aix/ppc.
> > > >      These options don't seem compatible with Go stack layout.
> > >
> > > Can you give some more details on the problem?  gccgo should just be
> > > using the regular stack layout, I can't think of any reason why these
> > > options would not be compatible.
> >
> > Some Altivec instructions require stricter alignment and 32 bit AIX
> > does not impose sufficient alignment in the stack, so GCC Go silently
> > references the wrong address.
> >
> > GCC Go should be able to align the stack properly on AIX. In the
> > interim, we need to disable generation of Altivec/VSX.
>
> Thanks.  That makes it seem like more of a general GCC problem than a
> gccgo problem, though.  Or does GCC arrange to align the stack in the
> main function?

32 bit AIX doesn't require stack alignment as strict as Altivec
assumes.  GCC believes that the stack alignment is stricter than it
is.

- David



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