[m-dev.] Re: Mercury 0.12.0 make fails on SuSE Linux 9.3

Peter Hawkins peter at hawkins.emu.id.au
Wed Sep 14 12:54:38 AEST 2005

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 12:26:38PM +1000, Julien Fischer wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Ralph Becket wrote:
> gcc 3.3.5 works perfectly well on a couple of our Debian machines.
> The main problem here is that are SuSE installations are getting a bit
> long in the tooth (earth is 8.1 and jupiter is something similar.)
> (Both of our SuSE machines use gcc 3.2 - although earth actually
> boostraps using a hand built version of gcc 3.4.1).
> It looks like what is happening on Greg's install is that a gcc
> has tried to apply an optimization and run out of registers because
> we're using some of them as global register variables.

You haven't described his problem fully (and I can't see his bug report),
but perhaps it's this bug:

(I reported it against gcc 4, but it appears that it applies against
older versions of gcc as well). It's now fixed upstream in gcc 4.0.2 and

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