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From "Weldon Washburn" <weldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: VM compilation with gcc 4.2.1
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:39:22 GMT
On 7/19/07, Gregory Shimansky <gshimansky@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> I am back after vacations and didn't catch up with all emails so far, so
> forgive me if this issue was reported already.
> I tried to build harmony on my gentoo box which has gcc 4.1.2 and
> compilation failed because of inconsistent declarations of
> p_the_safepoint_control_thread and global_safepoint_status variables. In
> the file vm_threads.h these variables are declared without extern "C",
> so it is considered in C++ mode, and in file thread_manager.cpp they are
> declared in extern "C" clause, so it is plain C style.
> Compilation fails because of this inconsistency and so I want to fix it.
> Since this is some code (it comes from rev 556704 by Weldon) that is new
> to me, I have a question which way it is correct to declare
> p_the_safepoint_control_thread and global_safepoint_status variables.
> Should they be C or C++ style variables?
> BTW looking at their usage it seems like they are almost deprecated and
> could be removed in the future.

Let's go ahead and remove these fields.  They are not used any longer

> Gregory

Weldon Washburn

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