Re[2]: [Gc] Powerpc/m68k issue running test_stack

Thorsten Glaser tg at
Sun Sep 23 03:53:25 PDT 2012

Ivan Maidanski dixit:

>> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:16:29 -0700 Ian Wienand <ian at>:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > We've received Debian bug #680100 [1] that test_stack is spinning out
>> > on powerpc.  There is also a possibly related bug with test_stack

Interesting about the spinning. This sort of matches problems I had
with things like Qt4 which seem to wait for return of children forever,
and I’m still suspecting a threads (possibly kernel/eglibc) bug there

>1. Could you please verify that the problem exists in the recent libatomic_ops-7.2:
>git clone git:// -b release-7_2
>cd libatomic_ops
>make check

Will do that, for both release-7_2 and master. Will take a bit though ☺

>3. I could spend some time (during next several weeks) to find out the
>root cause of these failures (and prepare the patch) but I don't have
>access to the mentioned hardware, so a collaboration with you is
>required to fix these problems. for m68k.

Solange man keine schmutzigen Tricks macht, und ich meine *wirklich*
schmutzige Tricks, wie bei einer doppelt verketteten Liste beide
Pointer XORen und in nur einem Word speichern, funktioniert Boehm ganz
hervorragend.		-- Andreas Bogk über boehm-gc in d.a.s.r

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