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The GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain is a ready-to-use, open-source suite of tools for C, C++ and assembly programming. The GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain targets the 32-bit Arm Cortex-A, Arm Cortex-M, and Arm Cortex-R processor families. The GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain includes the GNU Compiler (GCC) and is available free of charge directly from Arm for embedded software development on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems.

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GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain

Version 10-2020-q2-preview

Released: June 29, 2020

What's new in 10-2020-q2-preview

This is a preview release for M-profile Vector Extension (MVE) and Custom Datapath Extension (CDE) features, and is not a production release. Please use the GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain 9-2020-q2-update release for production use-cases

In this release

  1. gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-win32.exe
    Windows 32-bit Installer (Signed for Windows 10 and later) (Formerly SHA2 signed binary)
    MD5: a05d4ca196d5d3a2e4e6d34e0b1cdbfb
  2. gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-win32.zip
    Windows 32-bit ZIP package
    MD5: 61df33ef4b9b0469a6ad54f95d8992b9
  3. gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-x86_64-linux.tar.bz2
    Linux x86_64 Tarball
    MD5: 2d19775c5aa091b7f55a68727c5d7d76
  4. gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-aarch64-linux.tar.bz2
    Linux AArch64 Tarball
    MD5: 4427a44c1012213b0f89e19457809c1d
  5. gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-mac.tar.bz2
    Mac OS X 64-bit Tarball
    MD5: 3a33028d2db63b3b8393f392dbc88b5f
  6. gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-mac.pkg
    Mac OS X 64-bit Package (Signed and notarized)
    MD5: 8f19aa682a3b979e3ca3b2c3dd7e1150
  7. gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-src.tar.bz2
    Source Tarball
    MD5: bb61ada842400ef3d2e41d685012348a

Features:

  • All GCC 10.1 features.

Known Changes and Issues:

  • Doing IPA on CMSE generates a linker error:
    The linker will error out when resulting object file contains a symbol for the clone function with the __acle_se prefix that has a non-local binding. Issue occurs when compiling binaries for M-profile Secure Extensions where the compiler may decide to clone a function with the cmse_nonsecure_entry attribute. Although cloning nonsecure entry functions is legal, as long as the clone is only used inside the secure application, the clone function itself should not be seen as a secure entry point and so it should not have the __acle_se prefix. A possible workaround for this is to add a 'noclone' attribute to functions with the 'cmse_nonsecure_entry'. This will prevent GCC from cloning such functions.
  • Load or Store of __fp16 type together with MVE might generate invalid code:
    If you use __fp16 type together with MVE enabled, then when the compiler needs to generate an instruction to load a Floating-point Extension register (S register) from memory or an instruction to store a Floating-point Extension register (S register) to memory, then the compiler generates the wrong assembly instruction. The wrong assembly instruction is generated by the front-end for any optimization other than -O0. The wrong instruction causes an error during assembly, for example:
    "Error: instruction does not support writeback - `vstr.16 s15,[r0]!'"
    "Error: instruction does not support writeback - `vldr.16 s15,[r0]!'"
    The workaround is to use the -O0 command line option to generate the correct instruction when loading or storing of __fp16 type together with MVE.
  • Uncompressing the Windows zip file requests permission to overwrite file:
    When you decompress the windows zip file, gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-win32.zip, the decompression requests permission to overwrite the file frame-apply.html. This is because the GDB documentation within the folder share/doc/gcc-arm-none-eabi/html/gdb contains files that are named frame-apply.html and Frame-Apply.html, which are treated as identical names on a Windows host.
    You can choose to overwrite the file frame-apply.html with Frame-Apply.html. If you decompress the zip file using a command-line tool, you can use a command-line option to automatically overwrite the file, for example by using the -y command-line option with 7zip.
  • Readme.txt links to version 9.3 of the GCC online docs:
    Readme.txt contains the following links to version 9.3 of the GCC online docs:
    https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-9.3.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mcpu-2
    https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-9.3.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mfloat-abi 
    The correct links to version 10.1 of the GCC online docs are:
    https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-10.1.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mcpu-2
    https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-10.1.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mfloat-abi

Release Note for GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain Downloads 10-2020-q2-preview

GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain 2020-q2-preview
 
This is a preview release for M-profile Vector Extension (MVE) and
Custom Datapath Extension (CDE) features, and is not a production release.
For a production quality toolchain, use the GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain
9-2020-q2-update release.

This release includes bare metal pre-built binaries for AArch32 EABI targets,
which can be hosted on:
* Windows 10 or later on 32/64-bit architecture
* Linux
  - on AArch64 (RHEL 7, Ubuntu 14.04 or later)
  - on x86_64 (RHEL 7, Ubuntu 16.04 or later)
* Mac OS X 10.14 or later on 64-bit architecture

For Windows, the binaries are provided with an installer and as a zip file.
For Linux, the binaries are provided as tarball files.
For Mac OS X, the binaries are provided as tarball and pkg files.

The release also contains source code package (together with build scripts and
instructions to setup the build environment), which is composed of:

  * gcc : refs/vendors/ARM/heads/arm-10
    git://gcc.gnu.org/git/gcc.git commit 58ae4fa0f1563eacac56291c00c876e6594f9925

  * binutils : master
    git://sourceware.org/git/binutils-gdb.git commit cceb53b8849bc76f522931890b585b41e6662fa5

  * newlib and newlib-nano : newlib-3.3.0
    git://sourceware.org/git/newlib-cygwin.git commit 6d79e0a58866548f435527798fbd4a6849d05bc7

  * gdb : master
    git://sourceware.org/git/binutils-gdb.git commit cceb53b8849bc76f522931890b585b41e6662fa5

Note that some or all of the following prerequisites are downloaded when
building from source:

  * EnvVarUpdate NSIS script :
    http://nsis.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/images/a/ad/EnvVarUpdate.7z

  * expat 2.1.1 :
    https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/expat/expat/2.1.1/expat-2.1.1.tar.bz2

  * gmp 6.1.0 :
    https://gmplib.org/download/gmp/gmp-6.1.0.tar.bz2

  * isl 0.18 :
    http://isl.gforge.inria.fr/isl-0.18.tar.xz

  * libelf 0.8.13 :
    https://fossies.org/linux/misc/old/libelf-0.8.13.tar.gz

  * libiconv 1.15 :
    https://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/libiconv/libiconv-1.15.tar.gz

  * mpc 1.0.3 :
    ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mpc/mpc-1.0.3.tar.gz

  * mpfr 3.1.4 :
    http://www.mpfr.org/mpfr-3.1.4/mpfr-3.1.4.tar.bz2

  * python 2.7.7 :
    https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.7/python-2.7.7.msi

  * zlib 1.2.8 :
    http://www.zlib.net/fossils/zlib-1.2.8.tar.gz

Features:
* All GCC 10.1 features

Tests:
* Targets:
  + Variety of Cortex-M0/M0+/M3/M4/M7/A9 boards
  + Qemu
  + Arm Fast Models

Notable changes in 2020-q2-preview release:
* Added support for:
  + M-profile Vector Extension (MVE) assembler and intrinsics
  + Custom Datapath Extension (CDE)
  + Cortex-M55

Known issues:
* Doing IPA on CMSE generates a linker error:
The linker will error out when resulting object file contains a symbol for
the clone function with the __acle_se prefix that has a non-local binding.
  Issue occurs when compiling binaries for M-profile Secure Extensions where
the compiler may decide to clone a function with the cmse_nonsecure_entry
attribute.
  Although cloning nonsecure entry functions is legal, as long as the clone
is only used inside the secure application, the clone function itself should
not be seen as a secure entry point and so it should not have the __acle_se
prefix.
  A possible workaround for this is to add a 'noclone' attribute to
functions with the 'cmse_nonsecure_entry'. This will prevent GCC from cloning
such functions.

* Load or Store of __fp16 type together with MVE might generate invalid code:
If you use __fp16 type together with MVE enabled, then when the compiler needs
to generate an instruction to load a Floating-point Extension register
(S register) from memory or an instruction to store a Floating-point Extension
register (S register) to memory, then the compiler generates the wrong assembly
instruction.
  The wrong assembly instruction is generated by the front-end for any
optimization other than -O0. The wrong instruction causes an error during
assembly, for example:
  "Error: instruction does not support writeback - `vstr.16 s15,[r0]!'"
  "Error: instruction does not support writeback - `vldr.16 s15,[r0]!'"
  The workaround is to use the -O0 command line option to generate the correct
instruction when loading or storing of __fp16 type together with MVE.

* Uncompressing the Windows zip file requests permission to overwrite file:
When you decompress the windows zip file,
gcc-arm-none-eabi-10-2020-q2-preview-win32.zip, the decompression requests
permission to overwrite the file frame-apply.html. This is because the GDB documentation
within the folder share/doc/gcc-arm-none-eabi/html/gdb contains files that are named
frame-apply.html and Frame-Apply.html, which are treated as identical names on
a Windows host.
  You can choose to overwrite the file frame-apply.html with Frame-Apply.html. If you
decompress the zip file using a command-line tool, you can use a command-line option to
automatically overwrite the file, for example by using the -y command-line option with 7zip.

* Readme.txt links to version 9.3 of the GCC online docs:
Readme.txt contains the following links to version 9.3 of the GCC online docs:
  https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-9.3.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mcpu-2
  https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-9.3.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mfloat-abi 
The correct links to version 10.1 of the GCC online docs are:
  https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-10.1.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mcpu-2
  https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-10.1.0/gcc/ARM-Options.html#index-mfloat-abi