MacOSX support

Boehm, Hans
Fri Feb 21 17:43:00 GMT 2003

I haven't yet imported the MacOSX fix into my tree, though I plan to do so soon.

I'm hoping to have a bit of time to look at this again starting on Tuesday.

If the gcc3.3 release is still on schedule, I agree that doing a full import would be risky.  We should definitely do it for the trunk, though perhaps after the official 6.2 GC release.

Should I try to extract and check in the dl_iterate_phdr() fix separately?  That's still somewhat risky, since the fix affects several files.  But it fixes a serious bug in the 3.3 libgcj, which I would really like to see fixed.  (Or is there a plan to change dl_iterate_phdr to avoid the lock?)  If we go this route, it would be nice if someone could check the MacOSX fix in separately as well.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Tobler []
> Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:48 PM
> To:
> Cc: Boehm, Hans; Andrew Haley;
> Subject: Re: MacOSX support
> Tom Tromey wrote:
> >>>>>>"Andreas" == Andreas Tobler <> writes:
> > 
> > 
> > Andreas> No, here on my testfloor it is more or less stable. The
> > Andreas> reason is, the patches will probably not be included in the
> > Andreas> actual boehm-gc in gcc. Hans stated that he'd like 
> to import
> > Andreas> one of the recent snapshots into gcc by beginning of march.
> > 
> > Are your patches in Hans' release?  If not, we'll need your 
> patches if
> > we want this work to appear in 3.3.  Even if so, we might still need
> > them, depending on whether I can to do the import.
> I don't know the status yet. I just took the patches from gc mailing 
> list, which are for a 6.2alpha release and adapted them to current 
> boehm-gc from gcc-cvs.
> The patches are not from my side, mainly from Jesse & Jeff.
> I can prepare something if the boehm-gc import will not happen before 
> 3.3 release. On the other side, I'd like to see some more 
> testing on it. 
> I had severe problems which are not clear to me why. 
> (reinstallation helped)
> What do you mean, and do you really plan to import boehm-gc soon, I 
> mean before 3.3 release? If so, and the 3.3 release will 
> happen soon, I 
> feel a bit weak since this a new release of boehm-gc. 
> Personaly I would 
> deny such an import on projects of mine being short before release. 
> Without heavy testing. If doing so I fear some support issues 
> striking 
> back. But that's my feeling. You probably have more experience in.
> So have to rebuild branch since I shot the source tree :)
> Andreas

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