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The Linaro Toolchain Working Group (TCWG) is pleased to announce the 2017.08 stable Release of the Linaro GCC 7 source package.

The GCC 7 series introduced an ABI change for ARM targets by fixing a bug (present since GCC 5, see link below) that affects conformance to the procedure call standard (AAPCS). The bug affects some C++ code where class objects are passed by value to functions and could result in incorrect or inconsistent code being generated. If the option -Wpsabi is enabled (on by default) the compiler will emit a diagnostic note for code that might be affected by this ABI change.

For an explanation of the changes please see the following website:

This stable1 Release is based on FSF GCC 7.1.1+svn250046 and includes performance improvements and bug fixes backported from mainline GCC. This Release is based on Linaro Snapshot GCC 7.1-2017.08-rc1.

Changes in this stable GCC source package Release include:

  • Updates merged from FSF GCC 7.1.1+svn250046
  • Backport of [Bugfix] [AArch32] PR target/71778 ICE using non-constant argument to Neon intrinsic that requires constant arguments
  • Backport of [Bugfix] [AArch64] PR target/71663 aarch64 Vector initialization can be improved slightly
  • Backport of [AArch64] Simplify call, call_value, sibcall, sibcall_value patterns
  • Backport of [AArch32] Enable FP16 vector arithmetic operations
  • Backport of [Cleanup] [AArch32] Fix comment for cmse_nonsecure_call_clear_caller_saved
  • Backport of [Testsuite] [AArch32] Add MOVT testing for ARMv8-M Baseline
  • Backport of [Cleanup] [AArch32] Fix typo in comment in arm_expand_prologue
  • Backport of [AArch32] Fix ARM bootstrap failure due to an odd warning
  • Backport of [AArch64] Emit tighter strong atomic compare-exchange loop when comparing against zero
  • Backport of [AArch64] Add HF vector modes to lane-to-lane INS pattern
  • Backport of [AArch64] Allow CMP+SHIFT when comparing with zero
  • Backport of [AArch64] Peephole for SUBS
  • Backport of [AArch64] Use SUBS for parallel subtraction and comparison with immediate
  • Backport of [AArch64] Add combine pattern for storing lane zero of a vector
  • Backport of [Cleanup] [AArch32] Complete legend for ARM register allocation in arm.h
  • Backport of [AArch64] Allow const0_rtx operand for atomic compare-exchange patterns
  • Backport of [Misc] Add debug counter for loop array prefetching
  • Backport of [Misc] Improve debug output of loop data prefetching
  • Backport of [AArch64] Fix subreg bug in scalar copysign
  • Backport of [AArch32] Modify idiv costs for Cortex-A53
  • Backport of [AArch64] Adjust costs so udiv is preferred over sdiv when both are valid
  • Backport of [AArch64] Add prefetch configuration to aarch64 backend
  • Backport of [AArch64] Enable -fprefetch-loop-arrays at given optimization level
  • Backport of [AArch64] Update prefetch tuning parameters for qdf24xx.
  • Backport of [AArch64] Fix -fstack-check with really big frames on aarch64
  • Backport of [Testsuite] Fix stack-check-1.c
  • Backport of [Testsuite] Add dg-require-stack-check

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1 Linaro ‘stable’ source archive releases are Linaro packaged versions of the latest FSF GCC release. The Linaro ‘maintenance’ source archive releases are Linaro packaged versions of the previous year’s FSF GCC release.