[Bug 780551] Re: incorrect interface in avxintrin.h

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Wed May 25 09:34:04 UTC 2011

please see https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-toolchain-r/+archive/ppa
for a gcc-4.5 4.5.3 package built for natty; it doesn't seem to be appropriate to update this for natty. Maybe you could provide an autoconf macro for your template library defining a preprocessor macro which could be used to overwrite the version detection.
Of course, your users would have to know about this macro.

** Changed in: gcc-4.5 (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Won't Fix

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  incorrect interface in avxintrin.h

Status in Linaro GCC:
Status in “gcc-4.5” package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gcc-4.5

  The following code compiles with vanilla GCC:
  __m128 m, x;
  float *mem;
  #if defined(__GNUC__) && __GNUC__ == 4 && (__GNUC_MINOR__ < 5 || (__GNUC_MINOR__ == 5 && __GNUC_PATCHLEVEL__ <= 2))
  _mm_maskstore_ps(mem, m, x);
  _mm_maskstore_ps(mem, _mm_castps_si128(m), x);

  It fails to compile on Ubuntu because the interface of _mm_maskstore_ps was changed to the interface of GCC 4.5.3, but the version number was kept at 4.5.2.
  Which macro does Ubuntu GCC provide to check for this?

  For what it's worth, I believe this patch should be reverted in the
  GCC package, though it's probably too late already. I'd hope the
  updates to the gcc package would be good enough, though. Or consider
  to upgrade to 4.5.3 completely.

  Also, just to add a bit of perspective: I do nightly builds of a
  software project where GCC snapshots between even patch levels often
  exhibit miscompilations. I don't see how a distribution could sensibly
  take any patches from GCC between releases and release that as a given
  GCC package. A distribution has the means to ensure that its own
  packages compile, but that it executes correctly...? In this case you
  broke source compatibility without any means to distinguish the
  interface version. Since it only affects development for AVX it is no
  wonder that you don't notice. That hopefully doesn't imply that you
  don't care...

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: gcc 4:4.5.2-1ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue May 10 16:13:13 2011
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110426.3)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: gcc-defaults
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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