Small example of livelock regression in garbage collector forGCJ 3.3 under W

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Thu May 22 12:39:00 GMT 2003


Mohan Embar writes:
 > Hi People,
 > 
 > > > I meant not having to build libgcj while building the cross compiler - for
 > > > the crossed native compiler, I realise that I need to rebuild libgcj.
 > >
 > >I'm not sure I understand what the cross compiler is for...
 > 
 > Let's look at it as far as (host,target) combinations. You
 > need a (linux,mingw) compiler to build a (mingw,mingw)
 > compiler on Linux.
 > 
 > >If it's only to build a native compiler surely you don't need C++ or Java,
 > >just a C compiler.  You might as well disable all other languages.
 > 
 > No, because you need C++ and Java in the (linux,mingw) compiler
 > to build libgcj for mingw.
 >
 > >Well, I don't know what the crossed-native compiler is for, so I can't
 > >say.
 > 
 > The crossed-native compiler is simply the (mingw,mingw) compiler
 > which happens to be built on Linux by (linux,mingw). Don't get
 > thrown off by all the fancy terminology.

So, the only libgcj that needs to be built is by the linux->mingw
compiler, and that libgcj must be built with the correct libgcj.spec.
Everything should work fine, modulo bugs in the configury.  I guess
it's just a matter of trying it.

Andrew.



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