PPC issues

Jeff Sturm jsturm@sigma6.com
Sun Apr 23 18:55:00 GMT 2000


On Sun, 23 Apr 2000, Wendell Duncan wrote:
>    The --disable-multilib flag does not solve the problem with the
> GC_dlopen
> command.  This problem exists until I configure without posix thread
> support.

What exactly was the problem with GC_dlopen?  (Sorry if I missed it in an
earlier message.)  Can you post error output?

>     OK - so using the flags --disable-multilib and not enabling posix
> support
> I am able to get a clean compile straight from the CVS sources.  The
> only
> problem is then I core dump when I try to run some java code compiled to
> native.

Posting a stack backtrace from the core file would help.

>    Is there any documentation (besides the code) that someone could
> point
> me to on what multilib is and what it is trying to do?

I never even heard of multilib before joining java-discuss.  I
think it comes from the Cygnus tree.   (Somebody from Red Hat
feel free to correct me here.)

The best documentation I could find on the Cygnus build system is in
etc/configure.texi.

The effect of multilib is target dependent.  On Alpha/Linux it creates
two target directories, one with "normal" floating point and one with
IEEE-conformant fp.  I don't know exactly what it does on PowerPC.

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Jeff Sturm
jsturm@sigma6.com



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