Closed Defects in Release

ID Summary State Reported In Release Target Release Workaround Release Notes
CODEGEN-5317 Ternary (?:) expression with 0/1 result uses type of predicate, not result, when optimised Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.4.LTS Compile with -Ooff. An expression like "(p ? 1 : 0)" can be converted by the compiler into "(p != 0)". If the types of 1 and 0 are wider than int, and the expression is shifted left, as in "(p ? 1UL : 0UL) << 16", then the value shifted will be int instead of the wider type, and the overall value will be incorrect.
CODEGEN-5236 Register allocation failure Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.4.LTS No practical workaround The compiler may, in rare cases, allocate registers incorrectly. The most common symptom would be an internal error indicating that register allocation has failed. This problem has only been observed on C28x compiler version 8.1.3.LTS, but could occur for other ISAs.
CODEGEN-5174 Error in workaround for CODEGEN-3721 Fixed C2000_18.1.3.LTS C2000_18.1.4.LTS Rewrite the code to avoid "<=" or ">=" integer comparisons. This may not always be possible, because the optimizer may rearrange other integer comparisons to create "<=" or ">=" comparisons. Integer <= and >= comparisons may falsely return "true" for some inputs. This will only happen for inputs that have more than 24 significant binary digits but vary in the lowest bits. The more significant binary digits the values have, the more bits may vary in the lowest end of the values and still falsely compare equal.
CODEGEN-4721 Linker crashes with INTERNAL ERROR: lnk2000 experienced a segmentation fault Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.3.LTS None. In the right (or wrong) circumstances, the linker may crash or print an error message and exit. The immediate reason is memory corruption caused by an errant data structure, which means that it's very hard to specify exactly how to reproduce or avoid it. There is no known workaround.
CODEGEN-4678 Incorrect error due to typedef of very large object Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.3.LTS As a workaround, remove the typedef. Where the typedef was used, instead use the type the typedef refers to. The TI compiler infrastructure is incapable of handling user-declared objects above a certain size, because it mistakenly truncates the size of very large objects. Formerly, this resulted in quiet corruption, which was defect CODEGEN-449. Now that CODEGEN-449 is fixed, the compiler will emit an error if the user attempts to create a type larger than the tool can handle. However, this error check is not quite right for typedefs. A typedef for a very large object that is still within the compiler's limit may cause the parser to mistakenly emit an error that the object is greater than the maximum supported size.
CODEGEN-4668 Macro with temp label causes assembler to crash Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.3.LTS The problem will not occur without macro labels. If labels are required, no workaround is known. The assembler may crash or report a memory misuse when using an assembly macro containing a label, if the label appears in an instruction in a position that requires extra lookahead to parse. The original example is a register name followed by a comma and a label use; for that assembler, the thing following the comma might be a shift specifier, so it requires expanding the macro label. That extra step frees some memory that it shouldn't, causing the problem.
CODEGEN-4634 Use of stdarg.h va_start macro causes a write to the wrong local variable Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.4.LTS The test case for codegen-4634 has both a va_list declaration and a use of va_start. If the two are placed together, by moving the va_list declaration into the scope with the va_start, the problem does not occur. The general workaround is to ensure an expression appears before the first nested scope. Exactly how to do that will depend on the situation. A function with a nested scope that declares local variables and appears before any expressions in the function, and also declares top-level locals after that, may mishandle the local variables in a way that acts as though some share a location though they're supposed to be distinct. I.e., int test(int arg, ...) { { int a = 0; } int b; may mishandle a, b, arg, or any extra arguments. Known cases all involve the ellipsis (...) parameter, but it is not known if that is also a necessary prerequisite.
CODEGEN-4622 Builtin test __has_builtin incorrectly claims to support many __builtin functions Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS Do not use __has_builtin until it is fixed. MCU release 18.1.x.LTS added the __has_builtin feature to detect whether or not a particular builtin function was supported. However, this feature test mistakenly returned true for a great number of builtins that the TI compiler does not support.
CODEGEN-4605 Incompatible redeclaration error with -o4 when using anonymous unions Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS Do not use anonymous structs or unions; give all struct members a name, even if it is never used. Anonymous structs and unions are a GCC extension. They are members of a parent structure and have no names. You access the elements inside them as if they were direct members of the parent class. If you have an anonymous struct or union inside a union and you use -O4 optimization, you may get the mistaken error "symbol so-and-so redeclared with incompatible type" at link time. This bug can only happen in COFF mode. Essentially the same bug was previously fixed for EABI and was known as CODEGEN-1191.
CODEGEN-4600 Warning when using pragma RETAIN with attribute((noinit)) Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.3.LTS When using pragma RETAIN with attribute((noinit)) on the same symbol for an EABI target, a .clink directive is erroneously emitted in the assembly file, leading to a warning that the .CLINK directive is being ignored because the symbol already has .RETAIN specified.
CODEGEN-4576 hex --ascii option truncates address to 16 bits Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS Use the hex converter from an earlier release When generating an "ASCII" format hex file, the hex converter would mistakenly truncate addresses to the lower 16 bits.
CODEGEN-4518 Code mapped to __fmin intrinsic drops conditional operand Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS No workaround except restructuring the code to avoid this shape. A statement like if (A >= 0) A = 0; is a candidate to be replaced by the __fmin intrinsic, if other details fit. However, the compiler will also accept if (A >= 0) B = 0; and that is not correct. The problem is limited to C2000 with --float_support=fpu32 and when A and B are both floating-point expressions, and applies to both min and max idioms. The incorrect transformation can happen when "A" is an expression as well as when it is just a variable, and the constant value can be any number, not just 0.
CODEGEN-4496 CLA compiler passes function arguments incorrectly and issues linker error Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS None The CLA linker issues an undefined symbol error for a CLA math library function's scratchpad (__cla_CLAsincos_sp). The fundamental bug is that the CLA code generator is erroneously passing a function argument on the function's scratchpad even though it should be passed in a register, and then zeroing out the register. Additionally, the function is a CLA math library function which has defined an incorrect scratchpad name, so once the function's scratchpad is referenced, the linker issues an undefined symbol error because there is no definition for the legitimate function scratchpad name. However, the function's scratchpad should not be referenced to begin with. The bug was introduced in C2000 CGT v17.3.0.STS.
CODEGEN-4464 Compiler mistakenly drops EALLOW or EDIS after call to function Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS Put the definitions of F and G in separate files. If you have two functions in a file, F and G, where both F and G use either EDIS or EALLOW, and F comes before G in the file (or optimization is turned on), and G calls F, you may encounter a bug where the compiler improperly deletes one or more EDIS or EALLOW instructions. If there are any EDIS or EALLOW instructions in G after the call to F, the compiler must leave at least one, because calling F puts the EALLOW bit into an unknown state. However, if there are any EDIS or EALLOW instructions before the call to F, the compiler will mistakenly think that the call to F did not modify the EALLOW bit, and will consider all EDIS and EALLOW instructions immediately following the call to F to be unnecessary, and will delete them.
CODEGEN-4419 Compiler erroneously speculates indexed load from the stack Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS Modify the source code of the offending function to make local variables "volatile." There's no obvious way to pre-determine that a function will suffer from this bug; you just have to wait for the bug to happen, look at the line number of the offending instruction (which will always be a load with indexed addressing with base register SP), and go to the function at that line number. Make every local variable in that function "volatile." If it's a C++ function, you may need to make the function "volatile." The compiler moves instructions from one block to another to increase parallelism. Usually this is done by predicating (adding a condition to) every instruction that is moved above a branch. However, in some cases, the compiler will "speculate" the instruction, which means removing the condition entirely. This is done when the instruction's side-effects are judged to be safe, such as load of a local variable. In the case that the instruction's condition would have been false, this load will be useless, but at least it will be safe, because the stack pointer (SP) is at a legal location, and there won't be a memory fault. However, when a local variable's value is read with an indexed expression, the index register is not necessarily speculated exactly when the load is, so the index register may have a garbage value. In this test case, the load was speculated, but the index register definition wasn't, so in the false branch, the computed address was garbage, and we would read a random memory address, causing a memory fault. (Even though SP was perfectly valid, the index register was garbage, so SP+index might point anywhere in memory.)
CODEGEN-4407 Not using const causes unexpected build error when calling std::sort Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS Remove unnecessary const from helper in s__algo.c
CODEGEN-4339 div() and ldiv() return incorrect result when built with -o4 option Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.0.LTS
CODEGEN-4182 Should ignore option --pending_instantiations when compiling C files Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS If the user wishes to use the option --pending_instantiations, they must add this option individually to each C++ file. The compiler option --pending_instantiations only makes any sense when used with C++ code. It cannot have any effect on C code. Indeed, when passed as an option to a compilation of C code, the compiler will stop and emit an error, "pending instantiations option can be used only when compiling C++" This is troublesome when trying to compile a mixture of C and C++ files in CCS. If the user wishes to use the option --pending_instantiations, they cannot just add this option to the global compiler options list; they must add this option individually to each C++ file.
CODEGEN-4113 Assembler computes wrong result for expression 0x232800 % 0x10000 Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS In some instances, as in the original test case, the AND operator can be used instead, but that is not a general workaround. The modulo operator in the TI assembler, for releases made in mid-to-late 2016 and all of 2017, is unreliable. In some cases it will produce an incorrect answer.
CODEGEN-4078 LInker takes over 5 minutes to finish Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS None. If the linker command file wants to be that specific about memory ranges, then the work has to be done, and the option to disable the work has its own bug. Linking may take excessively long when the linker command file specifically places a lot of variables at specific addresses, especially for C2000. The original report was placing more than 300 variables. The --no_placement_optimization option is not a workaround because it causes a linker crash. Both problems are fixed together.
CODEGEN-3931 Compiler crashes while handling 0 length array in zero sized struct Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS None The compiler crashes while parsing a struct or class with zero-sized members in C++ mode.
CODEGEN-3927 Compiler generates too-small RPTB loop with MOV AH, #0 Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.1.LTS Manually insert a NOP instruction in the repeat block (RPTB) in the generated assembly file, and compile the assembly file. Alternately, insert a NOP intrinsic in the source code loop for which the repeat block is generated. The compiler generates a repeat block (RPTB) that turns out to be too small when run through the assembler. This is because the compiler miscalculates the size of an instruction from not taking into account that the value loaded into a register is zero.
CODEGEN-3923 DWARF CFI information lost due to microoptimizations Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.3.LTS No practical workaround. Some optimizations in the compiler would change instructions but fail to retain debugging directives attached to those instructions. This could impact the accuracy of the DWARF debugging information in various ways.
CODEGEN-3918 Writing multiple input sections in one line unexpectedly changes how input sections are combined into output sections Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.0.LTS Stick with separate lines, if there are subsection cases like this one that should be comprehended. In a linker command file, using a line like "hello.obj (.const, .far)" may link differently than two lines with one section each. The problem is that the single line is interpreted as the OR of the two sections, and the linker does not understand that the OR also encompasses any of their subsections. Two separate lines are analysed separately and completely.
CODEGEN-3878 C2000 latency violation on back edge of RPTB Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.1.LTS The only workaround is to insert a NOP intrinsic at the end or the beginning of the repeat block. However, one would have to first identify the latency violation. In the case of a special instruction sequence requiring an additional latency-- a 2-cycle floating point instruction followed by a trigonometric math instruction, the additional required cycle was not generated when the instructions appeared in a repeat block and the result of the floating point instruction was used in the next iteration of the repeat block.
CODEGEN-3858 OFD gets DIE attribute offset wrong when using --dwarf_display=none,dinfo Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS If you use --dwarf_display=none,dinfo, use --dwarf_display=none,dinfo,types instead You can use OFD to display the DWARF debugging information in your object files by using the option '--dwarf' (or -g). You can narrow the categories of DWARF information displayed by using the '--dwarf_display' option. If you use the option --dwarf_display=none,dinfo you will see the DWARF DIE objects in the .dwarf_info section, but you will not see any DW_AT_type attributes unless you also use the "types" flag. This is not a bug. However, when OFD skips a DW_AT_type attribute, it displays the offset of the skipped DW_AT_type for the next attribute instead of the next attribute's correct offset.
CODEGEN-3801 Linker crashes with INTERNAL ERROR (unhandled exception) Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS The linker experiences a segmentation fault when there is a reference from a debug section to a symbol without a section (for example, an absolute symbol).
CODEGEN-3795 C2000 compiler fails to emit load DP instruction Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.0.LTS Use compiler option --disable_dp_load_opt to disable DP load optimization. The compiler fails to update the DP register before certain variable accesses. The issue is likely to occur when accessing variables that belong to sections that contain a combination of blocked and unblocked variables.
CODEGEN-3794 False warning for MISRA 10.1/10.2 when commutative binary operands swapped Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS In certain cases, the compiler could emit an unwarranted MISRA diagnostic about type conversion. This would occur when using a commutative binary arithmetic operator with mixed operand types. The compiler mistakenly compared one operand's type to the other type. It should have compared each type to the promoted type of the operation.
CODEGEN-3721 Incorrect handling of comparisons on CLA hardware Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.3.LTS No practical workaround. Update compiler to 18.1.3.LTS or better. Unsigned comparison utilizes the CLA signed integer comparison instruction MCMP32. Due to a problem with this instruction, 32-bit signed comparisons between numbers of different signs and with a delta larger in magnitude than INT32_MAX will overflow, and the status bits will not be set correctly. For this reason, a certain subset of unsigned comparisons will also not be performed correctly. The compiler will add the command-line option "--cla_signed_compare_workaround". Setting this option to "on" will instruct the compiler to insert workaround code for every integer comparison (including unsigned comparisons). The added code can substantially add to the code size, so the compiler will not perform this workaround by default.
CODEGEN-3655 Incorrect code generated for multiplication Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS Under a set of special circumstances too detailed for this release note to describe, it is possible for the compiler to drop certain multiply instructions, yielding incorrect code. The circumstances are somewhat rare. This will probably only happen with multiplications near an access of a 32-bit variable that is cast to 16 bits.
CODEGEN-3619 pragma triggers false MISRA-C:2004 19.1/A warning Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS N/A Certain pragmas appearing prior to #include statements, such as #pragma RESET_MISRA, would cause MISRA warning 19.1/A to be issued: MISRA-C:2004 19.1/A: #include statements in a file should only be preceded by other preprocessor directives or comments
CODEGEN-3595 Stack usage under reports stack amount used because it fails to handle function aliases Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS C2000_18.1.2.LTS CCS Stack Assistant did not accurately track aliased functions-- functions whose definitions are represented by a different symbol name. Now, the alias function will be used to determine stack size correctly, and the aliased function call name will be replaced with its alias. Currently, the Stack Assistant GUI is not capable of showing both the aliased and alias function names for calls to aliased functions-- this will require a future update.
CODEGEN-2373 Internal linker error triggered by function alias Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS Linker sometimes generates "Assertion failed" message and aborts.
CODEGEN-1979 Statements before declarations with no white space (aggravated by macros) may cause incorrect parser error Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS Do not start any statement in the left-most column Rearrange your code so that there are no statements before declarations. C99 and C++ allow statements before declarations in functions. This is not allowed by the C89 language, but as an extension, the TI compiler allows such statements in relaxed mode. However, in certain circumstances, the compiler may emit the 'error: expected "}"' for otherwise legal code which has statements before declarations. This problem can only occur in relaxed C89 mode (which is the default mode), and 1) you have a function with statements that start in the left-most column, or 2) you use macros where the macro body contains C code with statements before declarations.
SDSCM00051734 Accepts invalid CLA instruction "MMOV32 MRx, MSTF" Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS When coding in assembly for the CLA, the assembler accepts an instruction of the form MMOV32 MRx, MSTF. This is not a valid instruction.
SDSCM00050540 Accepts invalid CLA instruction "MMOV32 mem, MRn, COND" Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS Care should be taken when writing hand-coded assembly to only write valid instructions as they are documented. The CLA assembler accepts an instruction of the form "MMOV32 mem, MRn, COND", which is not legal. There is no conditional MMOV32 to a memory destination. The only valid conditional MMOV32 instructions have register (MRn) destinations.
SDSCM00043877 Emit error message when objects of size 512MB or larger truncated Fixed C2000_18.1.0.LTS N/A Due to an internal limitation, the code generation tools cannot presently allocate objects of size 512 MB or larger. When such objects are declared in the code, they were silently truncated and compilation continued without any diagnostics.

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