Bug 815629 - DevIL: unconditional use of SSE3 instructions
DevIL: unconditional use of SSE3 instructions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: DevIL (Show other bugs)
i386 Unspecified
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-24 02:09 EDT by Daniel Scharrer
Modified: 2012-06-02 20:03 EDT (History)
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Description Daniel Scharrer 2012-04-24 02:09:43 EDT
DevIL's 1.7.8 ./configure script enables SSE, SSE2 and SSE3 instructions if
supported by the compiler and unless such instructions are explicitly disabled
by --disable-sse3 etc. There is not run-time check for CPU support when using
these instructions - in fact it adds the -msse3 compiler option.

SSE3 is not universally supported in 32-bit x86 CPUs and using affected
functions such as ilConvertImage() may result in the application being
terminated with the SIGILL signal on such CPUs.

Re-building DevIL without SSE3 support fixes this bug - disabling SSE2 and SSE
should also be considered.

There is also an upstream DevIL bug report at

Additional info:
This bug is also found in many other Linux distributions' DevIL packages:
- Gentoo Linux (fixed): https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=412791
- Debian (open since over a year)
- Ubuntu (open): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/devil/+bug/987634
- openSUSE (open): https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=758713
- Arch Linux (open): https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/29590
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2012-05-16 10:32:30 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.

I'm currently preparing a fixed build, fixing this by not using SSE3 (x86_64) or any SSE (ix86).
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-05-16 11:34:26 EDT
DevIL-1.7.8-9.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-05-17 18:59:07 EDT
Package DevIL-1.7.8-9.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing DevIL-1.7.8-9.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-02 20:03:05 EDT
DevIL-1.7.8-9.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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