new wiki page: State of Packages on Sparc64

Marius Strobl marius at
Mon Jan 7 14:44:20 PST 2008

On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 12:57:27PM -0800, Stephen Hurd wrote:
> Mark Linimon wrote:
> >On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 05:10:56PM -0600, Mark Linimon wrote:
> >  
> >>Please see for a writeup on where
> >>we are with respect to sparc64 packages, from portmgr's perspective.
> >>    
> >
> >I have updated the charts and detailed-list pages on portsmon with the
> >latest information from the partial runs on sparc64-6 and sparc64-7.  The
> >former is nearly complete, the latter has a few hundred packages to go.
> >  
> I've been looking into the OpenEXR problem and a trivial work-around is 
> building the graphics/ilmbase port without multithreaded file I/O support.

Hrm, the setGlobalThreadCount() test crashes in a bizarre way in
libthr; I can only reproduce this with 7.0-BETA4 and 7.0-PRERELEASE
though. The whole test suite succeeds on 8.0-CURRENT and it also
doesn't crash when running a 8.0-CURRENT kernel with the 7.0
userland on the same machine, which suggests that some important
kernel fix in HEAD hasn't been MFC'ed, yet...

> In debugging it though, it seems that gdb doesn't support thread 
> debugging on sparc64 which is causing some problems... is this due to 
> the lack of TLS?

No; most likely because it's not implemented, see libpthread_md.c.


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