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Re: Testing gcc 4.2.3
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:06:44 -0800
- Subject: Re: Testing gcc 4.2.3
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David Arnstein wrote:
> This process generated many stack dumps. There were also test suite
> failures, not surprising in light of the stack dumps. Finally, my
> Windows Application Event Log filled with error messages from Cygwin.
They're messages from cygserver, not Cygwin. I can't really see a
reason why cygserver would be needed for anything in the gcc testsuite.
> I suspect that the failures were due to bash running out of resources,
> what do you think?
That sounds like BLODA. Many run the testsuite without crashes or
running out of resources. There was a handle leak at one point that
expect/dejagnu would exercise but that's been fixed for a while.
> I would like to know why gcc 4.2.3 is not included in the standard
> cygwin distribution. Perhaps the problems I am seeing are not limited to
> my peecee?
Sigh. You'll have to search the archives. There are a number of things
preventing a move to gcc 4.x as the system compiler. The main snags are
lack of shared libgcc (which breaks C++ EH with shared libraries) and
the everlasting debate about if and how to transition to DW2 EH from
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