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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2: C User's Guide
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1.  Introduction to the C Compiler

1.1 What's New in Version 5.11 Solaris Studio 12 Update 2 Release

1.2 Special x86 Notes

1.3 Binary Compatibility Verification

1.4 Compiling for 64-Bit Platforms

1.5 Standards Conformance

1.6 C Readme File

1.7 Man Pages

1.8 Organization of the Compiler

1.9 C-Related Programming Tools

2.  C-Compiler Implementation-Specific Information

3.  Parallelizing C Code

4.  lint Source Code Checker

5.  Type-Based Alias Analysis

6.  Transitioning to ISO C

7.  Converting Applications for a 64-Bit Environment

8.  cscope: Interactively Examining a C Program

A.  Compiler Options Grouped by Functionality

B.  C Compiler Options Reference

C.  Implementation-Defined ISO/IEC C99 Behavior

D.  Supported Features of C99

E.  Implementation-Defined ISO/IEC C90 Behavior

F.  ISO C Data Representations

G.  Performance Tuning

H.  The Differences Between K&R Solaris Studio C and Solaris Studio ISO C


1.3 Binary Compatibility Verification

On Solaris systems, beginning with Solaris Studio 11, program binaries compiled with the Solaris Studio compilers are marked with architecture hardware flags indicating the instruction sets assumed by the compiled binary. At runtime these marker flags are checked to verify that the binary can run on the hardware it is attempting to execute on.

Running programs that do not contain these architecture hardware flags on platforms that are not enabled with the appropriate features or instruction set extensions could result in segmentation faults or incorrect results occurring without any explicit warning messages.

This warning extends also to programs that employ .il inline assembly language functions or __asm() assembler code that utilize SSE, SSE2, SSE2a, and SSE3 and newer instructions and extensions.