Porting to IRIX
Thu Dec 10 19:06:19 CET 1998
"Ben 'The Con Man' Kahn" <> wrote:
> I seem to suddenly need erlang on IRIX and Linux. Everything
> works fine on Linux, of course. But now I'm porting erlang to IRIX 6.5.
> (64 bit) I will post all my changes back to this list for people to use.
> For the moment however, I'm not changing things in a cross-platform
> manner. I'm simply making changes so things work. (Hack and slash
> method.) When I get a little better at autoconf I'll make fixes the
> correct way.
> 1) gcc doesn't work on IRIX above 5.3. :^(
gcc 22.214.171.124 will build and create o32 objects which are runnable on all Irix
versions. gcc 2.8.1 will create n32 objects, which are runnable on 6.2 and up.
> 2) SGI's cc doesn't support any -W options. I had to remove them.
> 3) SGI's cc doesn't support -fno-inline
> 4) IRIX doesn't seem to support vfork. (I havn't found it yet.)
Irix doesn't have vfork at all. See the patch I sent in earlier, Sebastian
said to put it in sys.conf, I actually put those lines in sys.h.
> 5) There are a number of compile problems with standard c
> shortcuts which seem not to compile. I've added casts in
> a number of places to make things work.
I haven't tried SGI's cc. Good thing i let it go with gcc first. :-(
> I've now compiled the package on the SGI. However, it seg faults
> on startup. So here is the stack dump. There seem to be two problems --
> the first is a memory allocation failure. The second is a seg fault in
> the reporting of that error. :^)
See the patch i sent in, it'll fix the core dump.
You'll need to apply the other patches I sent for the .erl files in the kernel
in order to get DNS (and thus distributed erlang) running correctly.
(The above are the rantings of a body without a mind.)
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