Ask questionscmd/compile: "truncation is not exact" ICE while compiling on ppc64le on QEMU

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What version of Go are you using (go version)?

<pre> $ go version go version go1.13 linux/ppc64le </pre>

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


What operating system and processor architecture are you using (go env)?

<details><summary><code>go env</code> Output</summary><br><pre> $ go env GO111MODULE="" GOARCH="ppc64le" GOBIN="" GOCACHE="/root/.cache/go-build" GOENV="/root/.config/go/env" GOEXE="" GOFLAGS="" GOHOSTARCH="ppc64le" GOHOSTOS="linux" GONOPROXY="" GONOSUMDB="" GOOS="linux" GOPATH="/root/go" GOPRIVATE="" GOPROXY=",direct" GOROOT="/home/peon/godev/go1.13/go" GOSUMDB="" GOTMPDIR="" GOTOOLDIR="/home/peon/godev/go1.13/go/pkg/tool/linux_ppc64le" GCCGO="gccgo" GOPPC64="power8" AR="ar" CC="gcc" CXX="g++" CGO_ENABLED="1" GOMOD="" CGO_CFLAGS="-g -O2" CGO_CPPFLAGS="" CGO_CXXFLAGS="-g -O2" CGO_FFLAGS="-g -O2" CGO_LDFLAGS="-g -O2" PKG_CONFIG="pkg-config" GOGCCFLAGS="-fPIC -pthread -fmessage-length=0 -fdebug-prefix-map=/tmp/go-build688207401=/tmp/go-build -gno-record-gcc-switches"


What did you do?

Building prometheus/node_exporter fails.

Running a Debian 9 (stretch) ppc64le QEMU VM on Debian 10 (buster) amd64 host. QEMU 3.1 and 4.1 both produce the same compile error.

<pre> GO111MODULE=on /home/peon/.buildkite-agent/builds/debian-9-4-0-ppc64le-build-prometheus-io-1/prometheus/node-exporter-5b1a191e7471d00deeee08ce305d1de245243936-2122-nYyt/bin/promu --config .promu.yml build --prefix /home/peon/.buildkite-agent/builds/debian-9-4-0-ppc64le-build-prometheus-io-1/prometheus/node-exporter-5b1a191e7471d00deeee08ce305d1de245243936-2122-nYyt/src/   | > node_exporter   | # runtime   | /home/peon/godev/go/src/runtime/runtime1.go:162:22: internal compiler error: 'check': panic during opt while compiling check:   |     | truncate64Fto32F: truncation is not exact   |     | goroutine 129 [running]:   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.Compile.func1(0xc0023aefa8, 0xc003c78f20)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/compile.go:47 +0x9c   | panic(0x8c63a0, 0xaf8740)   | /usr/local/go/src/runtime/panic.go:679 +0x1bc   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.truncate64Fto32F(0xc7ffffffe0000000, 0xc000000852)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/rewrite.go:444 +0xdc   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.auxTo32F(...)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/rewrite.go:494   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.rewriteValuegeneric_OpEq32F_0(0xc00255ae58, 0xffffffffffffff01)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/rewritegeneric.go:19739 +0x128   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.rewriteValuegeneric(0xc00255ae58, 0x0)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/rewritegeneric.go:105 +0x18dc   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.applyRewrite(0xc003c78f20, 0x96be28, 0x96bea0)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/rewrite.go:80 +0x538   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.opt(0xc003c78f20)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/opt.go:9 +0x44   | cmd/compile/internal/ssa.Compile(0xc003c78f20)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/ssa/compile.go:92 +0x8a4   | cmd/compile/internal/gc.buildssa(0xc0016f2840, 0x1, 0x0)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/ssa.go:289 +0x778   | cmd/compile/internal/gc.compileSSA(0xc0016f2840, 0x1)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/pgen.go:298 +0x38   | cmd/compile/internal/gc.compileFunctions.func2(0xc0026f4480, 0xc000501280, 0x1)   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/pgen.go:363 +0x40   | created by cmd/compile/internal/gc.compileFunctions   | /usr/local/go/src/cmd/compile/internal/gc/pgen.go:361 +0x12c   |     |     |     | Please file a bug report including a short program that triggers the error.   |   | !! command failed: build -o /home/peon/.buildkite-agent/builds/debian-9-4-0-ppc64le-build-prometheus-io-1/prometheus/node-exporter-5b1a191e7471d00deeee08ce305d1de245243936-2122-nYyt/src/ -ldflags -X -X -X -X -X -extldflags '-static' -mod=vendor -a -tags 'netgo static_build' exit status 2 <pre>


Answer questions laboger

Here is the merge commit that includes the fixes:

Merge: 3483534 b1e8156
Author: Peter Maydell <>
Date:   Tue Sep 3 17:20:39 2019 +0100
    Merge remote-tracking branch 'remotes/dgibson/tags/ppc-for-4.2-20190829' into staging
    ppc patch queue 2018-08-29
    Another pull request for ppc-for-4.2.  Includes
      * Several powernv patches which were pulled last minute from the
        last PULL, now that some problems with them have been sorted out
      * A fix for -no-reboot which has been broken since the
        pseries-rhel4.1.0 machine type
      * Add some host threads information which AIX guests will need to
        properly scale the PURR and SPURR
      * Change behaviour to match x86 when unplugging function 0 of a
        multifunction PCI device
      * A number of TCG fixes in FPU emulation
    And a handful of other assorted fixes and cleanups.

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