HEADS UP! KSE needs more attention
scottl at freebsd.org
Sun Jun 6 20:27:42 GMT 2004
Daniel Eischen wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jun 2004, Scott Long wrote:
>>We are about 4-6 weeks away from starting the 5.3 release cycle. As it
>>stands, KSE still only works reliably on i386. There are reports of
>>significant instability on amd64, and it doesn't work at all on alpha
>>and sparc64. I'm willing to drop the alpha requirement and maybe even
>>the sparc64 requirement, but there absolutely will not be a 5.3 until
>>amd64 is solid. Please contact myself, Dan Eischen, and David Xu if
>>you are interested in helping out.
> amd64 looks to be a problem in readline which doesn't seem
> to redispatch signal handlers with SA_SIGINFO arguments.
> David also has patches for debugging support at:
> Doug Rabson also has basic TLS support working in perforce.
What platforms? My understanding was that new binutils and gcc was
needed for sparc64 at a minimum.
> It'd be nice to get TLS and debugging in before 5.3-release.
Yes. Be aware that there is a serious effort to get GDB 6.x into the
tree for 5.3. That presents us with a bit of a dilemma since David's
work is against GDB 5.x. It's hard to back off on the GDB 6 requirement
since it is needed for amd64 and sparc64. We need to get David, Marcel,
David O'brien, and Alexander Kabaev together to work out the combined
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