GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain 6-2017-q2-update

6 update 2 release.

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Project:
GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain
Series:
6.0
Version:
6-2017-q2-update
Released:
2017-06-28  
Registrant:
Tejas Belagod
Release registered:
2017-06-28
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The 6 2017q2 update release is available at:
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* https://developer.arm.com/open-source/gnu-toolchain/gnu-rm
* https://launchpad.net/~team-gcc-arm-embedded/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As previously announced we are no longer releasing the binary packages of this toolchain on Launchpad, please see the link for developer.arm.com above.

Features:
* All GCC 6 features, plus latest mainline features:
  + Full ARMv8-M support including atomics and Security Extensions
  + ARM PURECODE support for ARMv7-M and ARMv8-M Baseline and Mainline
  + Co-processor intrinsics support
  + Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 support
  + -mthumb optional for Cortex-M devices
* Support for OS-retargeting of locking routines in newlib
* Advanced SIMD-optimized memchr implementation in newlib
* Enable setting options for Windows installer on command line

Important bugs fixed in 6 release:

* Fix redundant load in loop
  https://answers.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+question/259553
* Fixed stack corruption when using high registers and LR register
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=77933
* Fixed internal compiler error when compiling empty FIQ interrupt handler
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+bug/1454506
* Fix internal compiler error with LTO when building g++.dg/lto/20081219 testcase
* Fixed callee-saved register trashing when clobbering SP register
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=77904
* Fixed internal compiler error when using -mslow-flash-data and floating-point
  operations
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=71607
* Fixed wrong code generation with indirect sibbling calls
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+bug/1616992
* Fixed spurious code removal
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=78617

Important bugs fixed in 6 update 1 release:

* Fix Mac GDB crash with invalid commands
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+bug/1655778
* Fix Windows wildcard support
* Fix selection of newlib.h variant with nano.specs and g++
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+bug/1661882
* Allow VCMP immediate without prefix in unified syntax
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+bug/1641333

Important changes in 6 update 2 release:

* GCC incorrectly assumes Cortex-r[578] have 64-bit single-copy atomic LDRD
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=80082
* LDR pseudo-op generates MOVS
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+bug/1682620
* Fixed FPSCR getter and setter builtins
* SG import libraries that were created as executable now fixed to relocatable
* Enable setting options for Windows installer on command line
* PURECODE support enabled for ARMv8-M.Baseline
* Advanced SIMD-optimized memchr implementation in newlib

Known Changes and Issues:
* Thumb1 code size regression due to new register allocation:
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=59535
* Multilib is now enabled with --with-multilib-list=rmprofile when building the
  toolchain from source

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1682620 #1682620 LDR pseudo-op generates MOVS 1 Undecided   9 Fix Committed
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