HEADS UP! KSE needs more attention
dfr at nlsystems.com
Mon Jun 7 13:31:12 GMT 2004
On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 14:14, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, Doug Rabson wrote:
> > On Sunday 06 June 2004 20:55, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> > > On Sun, 6 Jun 2004, Scott Long wrote:
> > > > All,
> > > >
> > > > 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:
> > >
> > > http://people.freebsd.org/~davidxu/kse/dbg/
> > >
> > > Doug Rabson also has basic TLS support working in perforce.
> > > It'd be nice to get TLS and debugging in before 5.3-release.
> > I'll probably try to commit some kind of TLS support into current in the
> > next couple of weeks. Its likely to only support i386 and will be
> > stubbed out for other platforms. Right now, I'm just waiting for some
> > kind of feedback from an nvidia developer whos testing it.
> Are you using the extra (*(%gs)->tls) to get TLS?
Yes. Our compiler always generates code like this:
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