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Bug 191109 - Compiler bug causes detection loop in matroxfb_probe to fail
Compiler bug causes detection loop in matroxfb_probe to fail
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2006-05-08 18:33 EDT by Ian Romanick
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 4.1.0-14
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Last Closed: 2006-05-09 02:45:11 EDT
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Description Ian Romanick 2006-05-08 18:33:16 EDT
Description of problem:

matroxfb fails to detect GXT135P (PCI Matrox G450).

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How reproducible:

Try to load the matroxfb module on a PowerPC system with a GXT135P card installed.

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Additional info:

I have submitted this bug against gcc4 because I have been told by various
people that the root problem is a compiler issue in GCC 4.1.0 and GCC 4.0.x.  I
inserted some debug messages in the detection loop in matroxfb_probe, and I was
able to convince myself that this is the case.

As far as I know, this GCC bug *only* affects PowerPC.
Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2006-05-08 18:42:30 EDT
Can you give a GCC PR#, or some more details of precisely where the
miscompilation is?
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2006-05-09 02:45:11 EDT
Which means it is fixed in rawhide GCC and will show up in FC5 updates testing
within a week.

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