Porting to IRIX
Ben 'The Con Man' Kahn
Fri Dec 11 01:44:47 CET 1998
On 10 Dec 1998, Sebastian Strollo wrote:
> "Ben 'The Con Man' Kahn" <xkahn@REDACTED> writes:
> > 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.
> Well if you figure out what is needed I can get it into autoconf.
Okay. I'll make the patch files in a few days.
> The system used to be a lot more portable, as time went by more people
> started working with it and we were under pressure to produce versions
> for specific OS's... So the system is a bit less portable today
> unfortunately, but our aim is to fix these things as possible so it's
> great to see people running it on all kinds of things!
Ah! That explains things a bit. :^)
> > 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. :^)
> I don't know about 6.5 (we don't have any IRIX boxes here) but Shawn
> Pearce sent us this earlier:
> Shawn Pearce <pearcs@REDACTED> writes:
> > Adding these 4 lines to sys.conf lets Erlang compile and run on Irix 6.3. I
> > haven't checked 6.4 yet.
> > #ifdef __sgi
> > # define vfork() fork()
> > # define EXTRA_POINTER_BITS 0x10000000
> > #endif
Umm... I don't seem to have a file called sys.conf. I'll see if
I can find some other file which might work as well...
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