[Gc] Re: Desperately needing GC 7.1
andreast-list at fgznet.ch
Sat Jan 12 14:08:57 PST 2008
Hans Boehm wrote:
> In the interest of making available a GC7.1 asap, I generated a
> gc-7.1alpha2. As far as I know, this is in pretty good shape.
> However, it needs more testing on a variety of platforms. I'd
> appreciate some more help in doing so. This is your chance to make
> sure it works on your favorite platform before 7.1 is released!
> You can get the tar file from the usual place, i.e.
> The CVS repository should also have a corresponding tag. My convention
> for 7.1+ is that alphaN for N odd is an unreleased CVS version, and
> the even version(s) correspond to released snapshots.
> In the absence of major problems, I would like to aim for a 7.1
> release by early next week.
> 7.1alpha2 works around the MacOS10.5 problem by disabling parallel-mark
> on the platform and adding a FIXME comment in what I think is the
> problem spot. Clearly this needs a better solution, though perhaps
> not in time for 7.1.
OS-X 10.5.1 intel was ok here (core2duo), cvs version. With and without
parallel-mark. So no improvements.
OS-X 10.5.1 on G4 is borked. Investigating. Doesn't matter if parallel
mark or not. A nasty race condition. The gctest hangs in 99% of trials.
OS-X 10.4.11 was ok on G4. So it might be a OS issue. I have one in the
area of libjava. Real blocking, the OS seems totally frozen until I hit
CVS version is borked for builds outside the source tree, I always have
to make distclean in libatomic-ops when configuring.
Anyway, OS-X needs some stability time in terms of 'the os should get
stable' before we hurry..... if you know what I mean.
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