[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] v3: Crash with a descriptive message in case of compiler bugs

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sat Dec 1 08:12:49 CET 2007

On 30.11.2007 18:35, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Ron mentioned he had strange hangs in pll_reset on various targets. This
> may be due to miscompilation of XIP objects which do not have
> _MAINBOBJECT defined. This issue was impossible to see on qemu because
> no such object existed. Introduce initram_printktest.c in the Qemu
> target, which will test for miscompilation and crash with a descriptive
> error message.
> This has been build tested and runtime tested on Qemu, and with my
> compiler/linker combination it indeed crashes.
> gcc (GCC) 4.2.1 (SUSE Linux)
> GNU ld (GNU Binutils) (SUSE Linux)
> Trying with gcc-4.1 (GCC) 4.1.3 20070724 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux) and
> the linker above had exactly the same results.
> Unless we manage to fix the bug uncovered by this patch, leaving the
> Qemu target in crashing state is the best thing we can do because this
> behaviour mirrors the state of all other targets.
> Signed-off-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>
> (don't forget "svn add mainboard/emulation/qemu-x86/initram_printktest.c"
> if you commit)

Ack anyone? I have another patch which fixes the bug revealed by this
patch, but I want to commit them in separate steps to make it more
obvious that one patch points out the problem, and one is a possible


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