Description of problem:
The testVMX test-suite -- which checks the correctness of Altivec/VMX instructions on POWER6 -- reported some errors on RHEL6 Alpha1 on a P6 system. The same test-suite runs fine on 5.4.
The testVMX suite is available at http://www.bsc.es/plantillaH.php?cat_id=215
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget http://www.bsc.es/projects/deepcomputing/pblade/pblade_tuning/testVMX-0.2.2.tar.gz
2. tar xf testVMX-0.2.2.tar.gz; cd testVMX-0.2.2
3. make gcc
Function vec_cmpgt [type char] ===> Error
Function vec_cmpgt [type short] ===> Error
Function vec_cmpgt [type unsigned int] ===> Error
Function vec_cmplt [type char] ===> Error
Function vec_cmplt [type short] ===> Error
Function vec_cmplt [type unsigned short] ===> Error
Function vec_cmplt [type unsigned int] ===> Error
Due to bug 511304 and bug 511908, you may need to install RHEL 6 from DVD (not a network install) on a non-blade system to reproduce.
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Out of curiousity, if you put the test suite in a package, and build it in a build env/mock root, does that fail too?
It fails even on Fedora 11 on G5.
waiting for upstream approval.
For QA, it would be nice to put this testVMX testsuite into RHTS and grep for ===> Error lines.
Fixed in gcc-4.4.1-16.
Fixed in 'gcc-4.4.1-16'. 'gcc-4.4.1-22.el6' included in compose 'RHEL6.0-20091028.0'.
Moving to ON_QA.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.