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IZ87170: GENERATED EXECUTABLE FAILS TO RUN AT -O5

Fixes are available

January 2011 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
May 2011 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
May 2011 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
August 2011 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
November 2011 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
January 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
January 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
April 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
April 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
July 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
October 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
October 2012 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
February 2013 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
February 2013 PTF for XL C/C++ for AIX, V11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 14 (May 2013 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 14 (May 2013 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 15 (August 2013 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 15 (August 2013 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 16 (November 2013 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 17 (February 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 17 (February 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 18 (May 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 19 (August 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 20 (November 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 21 (April 2015 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 21 (April 2015 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 22 (September 2015 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 23 (March 2016 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 23 (March 2016 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 24 (September 2016 PTF) for 11.1
XL C/C++ for AIX Fix Pack 24 (September 2016 PTF) for 11.1
January 2011 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
August 2011 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
November 2011 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
July 2012 PTF for XL C for AIX, V11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 16 (November 2013 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 18 (May 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 19 (August 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 20 (November 2014 PTF) for 11.1
XL C for AIX Fix Pack 22 (September 2015 PTF) for 11.1

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Compilation at -O5 optimization results in the generation of an
    executable that hanges at run-time.
    

Local fix

  • Use a lower optimization level.
    

Problem summary

  • PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    A runtime failure (incorrect results, seg faults, or hang) is
    encountered due to incorrect aliasing.
    
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users who compile at -O5 optimization.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem occurs when there is a call in the code to a known
    library functions which returns an address with the value of
    one of the address argument, the compiler may miss the link of
    these two pointers and get their aliasing wrong. The fix is to
    link these kinds of pointers, and thus their aliasing. The
    performance impact should be minimal.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IZ87170

  • Reported component name

    XL C FOR AIX

  • Reported component ID

    5724X1200

  • Reported release

    B10

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-10-22

  • Closed date

    2011-01-03

  • Last modified date

    2011-01-05

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    XL C FOR AIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5724X1200

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: XL C for AIX

Software version: 11.1

Reference #: IZ87170

Modified date: 05 January 2011