[gccsdk] New VFP/NEON capable GCC release?

Chris Gransden chrisg at care4free.net
Tue Aug 11 12:00:34 PDT 2015

In article <55C88DC7.6030105 at sky.com>,
   Lee Noar <leenoar at sky.com> wrote:
> On 08/08/15 20:03, Chris Gransden wrote:
> > Also if gcc is run with an insufficient wimpslot it gives the error
> > 'Application requires a minimum of 6000K to run.' Where as to compile
> > anything it needs around 15000k.

> I think the 6000k requirement came from the driver program. You can do
> gcc -v in 6000k, it's when the compiler is called that 15000k is required.
> I can change the test and error message from 6000k to 15000k, but it
> will then complain about needing 15000k just to do gcc -v. OTOH, that's
> not something you need to do very often if at all so it may be worth
> changing to make the memory requirement clearer.

> So do I make the change or leave it be?

Setting the wimpslot to 6000k the next error message is,

Wimpslot not big enough to run ELF program.

Setting it to 14500k gives,

Insufficient memory for application

Is there any way for the ELF loader to automatically allocate the wimpslot
in the same way that current versions of RISC OS do for AIF.

I can't see it would do any harm setting it to 15000k. At least it will
always run.


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