[erlang-questions] error in hipe_ppc_bifs.S - building R15B on OS X 10.4.11

Kostis Sagonas kostis@REDACTED
Tue Jan 17 09:01:52 CET 2012

On 01/16/12 15:54, Toby Thain wrote:
> Is this known to be broken?
> After a plain ./configure; make of otp_src_R15B:
> powerpc-apple-darwin8.11.0/opt/smp/hipe_ppc_bifs.S:457:Parameter syntax
> error (parameter 3)
> ...and hundreds more occurrences.

Unfortunately, since August 2011, we do not have access to a machine 
running (an ancient version of) darwin so we cannot routinely test the 
PPC back-end of HiPE.

The change that breaks the make process was introduced in October 2011


but I am absolutely sure that the developer that did this tested his 
change on his system before committing it. So, I think this is probably 
due to differences in tools used to make the system (either in m4 or in 
the assembler) on different versions of OS X.

In any case, as mentioned in another mail, a patch that fixes the issue 
is available at:


Perhaps somebody with access to a machine with OS X can verify that this 
works.  We should make sure that this gets included in R15B01.  I am 
cc:ing Sverker @ OTP.


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