CNI changes (Was: Binary Compatibility)

Jeff Sturm jsturm@one-point.com
Mon Aug 4 18:53:00 GMT 2003


On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, Boehm, Hans wrote:
> I'm not sure there's anything very special about IA64 here.  A function
> pointer consists of one word, which points to a struct containing both
> the GOT pointer and the instruction address.  (I have a vague
> recollection that at least AIX on Power does something similar.  I doubt
> this part is unique.)  Function pointer assignments are still atomic.

Thanks for the clarification.  It's sounding to me like this PR is really
a non-issue.  (Any target that can't do atomic pointer writes is going to
be horribly broken for Java regardless.)

Jeff



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