The below forward from freebsd-pcc's list confirms that binutils 2.27 not 
working for powerpc64 (& powerpc?) contexts.

Note: Krzysztof Parzyszek is one of the two people that have recently been 
working on updating clang/llvm for fixing some of the issues that block FreeBSD 
from using clang for powerpc and powerpc64 for buildworld and buildkernel.

Mark Millard
markmi at

On 2016-Sep-20, at 11:19 AM, Krzysztof Parzyszek <kristof at> 

> I've had similar problems after building gcc-4.8.  After reverting back to 
> binutils 2.25 and rebuilding, it worked fine.
> -Krzysztof
> On 9/9/2016 11:32 AM, Bill Sorenson wrote:
>> Everything I've built with the new binutils using either GCC 4.9, 5.4 or
>> 6.2 instantly dumps when run. This is on an Xserve G5. Is this just me or
>> is there something genuinely broken here?
>> Thanks,
>> Bill

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