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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] tests failing on Win2000 PIII
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:32:13 GMT
On Wednesday 04 April 2007 21:51 Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> On 4/4/07, Gregory Shimansky <gshimansky@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Friday 02 March 2007 21:56 Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> > > I thought it used to work.  Also, I thought that someone had shown
> > > that Win2k was still widely deployed.  maybe that's win2k+3?  (I can
> > > never keep the windows platform family straight anymore...)
> >
> > Resurrecting this old thread about w2k, Nathan, what happens if you just
> > comment out the line with AddVectoredExceptionHandler? In this case
> > you'll lose a handler registration, so you will not have hardware NPEs (I
> > am not sure about the JIT status for ia32, are hardware NPEs enabled for
> > this architecture?),
>
> Also SOE, unless the implementation has changed...?

Yes of course. I was thinking about simple applications which don't normally 
cause SOE.

> >you won't have JVMTI breakpoints in JIT mode, so debugging
> > won't work. But the rest of VM should work on w2k with the exception of
> > the code which uses P4 specific instructions.
> >
> > If this helps to at least start running the VM, I think it could be
> > possible to move from vectored exceptions to older structured ones on w2k
> > and make it a supported platform.
> >
> > If you get illegal instruction like mfence on w2k as well, probably the
> > modifications which Evgueni Brevnov is going to offer for P3 backport on
> > Linux could help you running at least something...
> >
> > I am asking because I don't have either w2k or P3 processor, so all I can
> > do to help right now is give some suggestions.
> >
> > Gregory

-- 
Gregory

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