By: Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho.
The IBM Advance Toolchain for PowerLinux is a set of open source development tools and runtime libraries that allow users to take leading edge advantage of IBM's latest POWER hardware features on Linux. A new update release is now available, and it includes the following:
- Added support for Fedora 18 (same repository of RHEL 6).
- Inclusion of Libpfm4 to enhance support for POWER7 events in OProfile's non-root single process profiling.
- Fixed the requirements of all packages.
- Inclusion of the runtime compatibility package advance-toolchain-at6.0-runtime-at5.0-compat-6.0-2 that allows AT 6.0 run applications built with the Advance Toolchain 5.0.
- The following fixes included in GCC:
- Fix for SPEComp2012 376.kdtree benchmark slowdown.
- The following fixes included in Binutils:
- 64-bit Power ld and gold now default to thread-safe PLT call stubs when building shared libraries.
- Valgrind fixes for the following issues:
- Valgrind used the wrong rounding mode for DFP.
- OProfile fixes for the following issues:
- Fix profile executions when the process ID is greater than 32768.
- operf mishandles events with the _GRP suffix.
- Allow events to be specified with or without _GRP suffix.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this release.