[erlang-questions] Source patch for R12B-0 available

Sean Hinde <>
Sun Dec 9 00:51:50 CET 2007


Hi Rikard,

Do you have any plans to release a patch for those using R11B-5 on 64  
bit sparc? I'm thinking mainly of the OTP-7006 issue, initially  
reported on R11B-5.

Thanks,
Sean

On 7 Dec 2007, at 14:17, Rickard Green wrote:

> A patch that fixes the following issues is now available at
> http://www.erlang.org/download.html . Instructions for applying
> the patch can be found in the patch README.
>
> BR,
> Rickard Green, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> OTP-7006  The SMP emulator on sparc64 erroneously used the sparc32
>           atomic and the sparc32 spinlock implementations which
>           caused it to crash.
>
> OTP-7012  Matching an empty binary in a record and then using the
>           same record again could cause a compiler crash.
>
>           Example code that triggers the crash:
>
>           -record(r, {a,b}).
>           t(R) ->
>             #r{a = <<>>} = R,
>             R#r.b.
>
> OTP-7013  file:read/2 and file:consult_stream/1,3 did not use an empty
>           prompt on I/O devices. This bug has now been corrected.
>
> OTP-7014  configuring --enable-darwin-universal or --enable- 
> darwin-64bit
>           on MacOSX could result in a non optimized emulator. Top  
> level
>           configure script now corrected.
>
> OTP-7015  configuring --with-gd did not produce correct include flags
>           for percept.
>
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