Release GCC ARM Embedded 5 update 2

Written for GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain by Pietro Palazzo on 2016-07-04

The 5 2016q2 update release is available at:


New Features

* Re-tied the MALLOC_LOCK and MALLOC_UNLOCK to newlib's multithread configuration for newlib-nano.

Important bugs fixed in 5 update 2 release:

* Fixed code-size regression for Cortex-M0 compared to 4.9 when compiling with -Os
* Fix multilib used for armv8-m.main+dsp
* Fix use of --gc-sections when building for ARMv8-M with Security Extensions
* Fix memcpy used for newlib-nano for pre ARMv6T2 devices
* Fix alignment of .data in ldscripts in samples
* Fix semihosting for ARMv7-A and ARMv7-R

Known Changes and Issues

* Thumb1 code size regression due to new register allocation:
  *A workaround is to disable it by option -mno-lra*.
* The use of 64-bit atomic operations for ARMv8-M Mainline is not supported.


* Further releases will be available at .

Updated on 2016-07-04.

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