[erlang-questions] Support for HiPE on OS X Intel
Sat Jul 26 11:13:28 CEST 2008
Paul M wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> There is some code in the erlang source distribution to support HiPE
> for OS X Intel, but it looks like it is currently broken. Also, it
> requires some (mac-specific) external files to build, and from
> browsing the mailing list archives, I see that the HiPE folks don't
> use macs and so don't have the facilities to test it or maintain it.
> I've spent a little bit of time looking into the current mac-related
> problems, and I've come to the conclusion that the mechanism used to
> patch sigaction() (namely, mach_override) is a bit esoteric. I think
> it could be fixed and replaced with a more conventional mechanism (in
> short, building a shared library and setting an environment variable
> to cause that dylib to be loaded at launch time), but I'm not sure if
> this is the kind of change that the team would want to incorporate or
> even how to submit a patch, since I haven't seen a repository that can
> be checked out or anything.
Our CVS repository can be accessed by the command:
cvs -d:pserver::/hipe checkout otp
It allows for read access only. We welcome any change that makes HiPE
working and/or more robust in some platform. However, for the change to
be included in the distribution, it will need to be reviewed by us.
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