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From "Alexey Varlamov" <alexey.v.varla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ia64] JIT & GC regressed
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2007 04:30:33 GMT
2007/4/25, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com>:
> On 4/24/07, Alexey Varlamov <alexey.v.varlamov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Folks,
> > While ia64 (aka IPF) development is suspended at this moment, I think
> > we should strive keeping this port alive. It was functional when I
> > tried it last mid-week, but did not even build today.
> > I've fixed broken Jitrino compilation, but still could run only
> > interpreter with manual switch to gc_cc. So we have the following
> > issues:
> > 1) Jitrino silently dies after successfully compiling a few dozens of
> > methods during bootstrap - need closer investigation;
> > 2) gc_gen is not ported to IPF yet - do we have plans/resources to do
> > it in some near future? Otherwise we better ifdef the default GC to
> > older one.
>
> I assume it's trivial to make GCv5 work in IPF since it's running on
> EM64T very well. I don't see real difference there from GC's POV.
That was my assumption, as well ;)

> Sorry I was just not aware of this IPF requirement before.
> Would you let me know the environment you are using? Windows or Linux?

This is not a requirement per se, as not everybody has spare Itanium
box at hand - but if you can do this port, very nice! Currently Linux
only is supported, my env is  SLES9/gcc 3.3.3.

--
Regards,
Alexey

>
> Thanks,
> xiaofeng
>
> > 3) No CC is running on IPF and regressions are caught too late. Even
> > simple HWA would do, and I volunteer to compose x-lists for VM and
> > classlib tests if someone set up a CC.
> >
> > --
> > Alexey
> >
>
>
> --
> http://xiao-feng.blogspot.com
>

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