__emutls_get_address link problem

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 04:32:56 EDT 2010

On 23/08/2010 17:45, Brandon S Allbery KF8NH wrote:
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> On 8/23/10 11:57 , Christian Maeder wrote:
>> However, when I try to compile the simplest source with on older
>> gcc-3.4.4 I get the link error below, but only for the threaded rts!
>> With ghc-6.12.1 and gcc-4.x.y (x<  3) I did not have such a problem when
>> switching to a machine that only has gcc-3.4.4.
> You got lucky; mixing GCC major versions like that is not expected (much
> less guaranteed) to work in general.  GCC evidently changed the way it
> implements some thread support routines between gcc3 and gcc4.

In particular, thread-local variables, which are used by the parallel GC.


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