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SubjectRe: Is gcc thread-unsafe?
On Thursday 25 October 2007 13:58:56 linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Oct 2007, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > On Thursday 25 October 2007 05:24, Nick Piggin wrote:
> >
> >> Basically, what the gcc developers are saying is that gcc is
> >> free to load and store to any memory location, so long as it
> >> behaves as if the instructions were executed in sequence.
> >
> > This case is clearly a bug, a very likely code pessimization.
> > I guess it wasn't intentional, just an optimization that is useful
> > for local register values doing too much.
> I don't think it is a BUG,

Bug as in an optimization that makes the code slower than it was
before. That is clearly a bug in a compiler.

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