Need sources for libc

Simon Edelhaus Shimon at
Wed Jan 7 15:35:59 UTC 2009

Upgrading is not an option due to very short time we have to fix the issue. We are in the critical path. Do you have Newlib that will work with this old RTEMS?

Much obliged!
------Original Message------
From: Ralf Corsepius
To: Simon Edelhaus
Cc: rtems-users at
Subject: Re: Need sources for libc
Sent: Jan 7, 2009 10:33 AM

Simon Edelhaus wrote:
> We are using RTEMS 4.6.0-prel3 for MIPS 4KC.
Urgh, this is a snapshot of an obsolete version of RTEMS having been 
discontinued many years ago.

>  Tools and libc version:
>   	Reading specs from /opt/rtems/lib/gcc-lib/mips-rtems/3.2.1/specs
>   	Configured with: ../gcc-3.2.1/configure  
>  --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu 
>   --target=mips-rtems --	with-gnu-as --with-gnu-ld 
>   --with-newlib --verbose --with-system-zlib --disable-nls 
>   --enable-version-specific-	runtime-libs 
>   --enable-threads=rtems --prefix=/opt/rtems 
>   --enable-languages=c,c++,ada Thread model: rtems gcc version 	
>   3.2.1 (OAR Corporation gcc-3.2.1-20021209/newlib-1.11.0-20030203 2)
>   	From inside libc.a :
>   	+++++++++++++++++++++
>   	../../gcc-3.2.1/newlib/libc/stdlib/strtod.c^
>   	@/home/rtems/src/packages/BUILD/mips-rtems-gcc 
>    -newlib/build/mips-rtems/newlib/libc/stdlib/	
>    ^@../../../../../gcc-3.2.1/newlib
>   	/libc/stdlib/strtod.c^@gcc2_compiled
>    We have a nasty crash in our application. We get:
>   	assertion "0" failed: file "../../../.
>   Unfortunately CPU dies before we get a chance to see the 
>   file  and line number.
>   We think this assertion printout is coming from the "libc.a". 
>   We only have the object. 
>   Where do we get the sources for this, to modify the string 
>   to  be much shorter to get the file and line number printout 
>   for  above assertion? And how do we rebuild "libc.a" correctly
The sources you are looking for are newlib's sources, but ... the 
version you are trying to use is such kind of outdated and obsolete, 
you'd better upgrade to a more recent version of RTEMS than trying to 


Simon Edelhaus
Centillium 2008

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