Building for ARM with LDC

Joakim via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at
Thu Sep 11 14:44:28 PDT 2014

On Thursday, 11 September 2014 at 21:29:52 UTC, Joakim wrote:
> On Tuesday, 2 September 2014 at 09:44:29 UTC, Joakim wrote:
>> The std.string.sformat issue with the phobos tests that I 
>> mentioned earlier was in a static ctor for  Once 
>> I removed that module from the test runner, I got 4 phobos 
>> modules' tests to pass, 10 modules assert in a test somewhere, 
>> 44 seg fault, and 8 say they "Aborted," so I'm 4/69 on the 
>> phobos unit tests right now (I got std.traits to compile with 
>> a small fix).  Is that about what you guys got when you ran 
>> the phobos tests on ARM before?
>> I can't say if EH is the main issue or if there are other 
>> porting issues, as I haven't started looking into the details 
>> yet.
> I just tried cross-compiling to ARM with the merge-2.066 branch 
> and llvm 3.5 and the latter seems to make a bunch of seg faults 
> go away. :) rt.minfo passes its tests now, but core.time 
> asserts and so does core.internal.convert still.  As for 
> phobos, 3 modules pass, 46 modules assert- 41 of which assert 
> in one test in std.format, not sure why other modules are 
> running tests for std.format- only 9 segfault, and 10 are 
> "Aborted," so I'm down to 3/69 now, but hopefully much easier 
> to fix with less segfaults.
> I didn't get this improvement with merge-2.066 and llvm 3.4, so 
> it's definitely llvm 3.5 that made the difference, not sure why.

More good news, the sieve.d sample file from dmd's repo now not 
only compiles fine against phobos but doesn't spit out junk 
output anymore, ie it works.  I wish all ldc problems could just 
be solved by an llvm upgrade like this. ;)

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