[ARM] LLVM's -arm-assume-misaligned-load-store equivalent in GCC?

Wilco Dijkstra Wilco.Dijkstra@arm.com
Thu Jan 9 20:27:00 GMT 2020

Hi Christophe,

> Actually I got a confirmation of what I suspected: the offending function foo()
> is part of ARM CMSIS libraries, although the users are able to recompile them,
> they don't want to modify that source code. Having a compilation option to
> avoid generating problematic code sequences would be OK for them.

Well if LDRD instructions are incorrectly generated in those libraries for unaligned
accesses then why not report it as a CMSIS bug? Adding a complex new option like
this (with high impact to code quality) to workaround what seems a simple bug is
way overkill.

> So from the user's perspective, the wrong code is part of a 3rd party library
> which they can recompile but do not want to modify.

Would we expect every user of CMSIS to find this bug, find its cause, figure out
that a future GCC may have a new special option to avoid it, wait until that GCC
is released and then recompile?

Really, the best option is to report and modify the source until it is fixed.


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