[Openmcl-devel] linux process hang

Cyrus Harmon cyrus at bobobeach.com
Fri Feb 4 21:25:23 UTC 2005


On Feb 4, 2005, at 1:13 PM, Gary Byers wrote:

> Larry: if you do a "cvs update" and recompile the lisp kernel now, does
> the problem persist ?  (I found that the version of UFFI I have -
> which may be fairly old - complained that WITH-CAST-POINTER was
> not yet implemented; that would seem to be completely unrelated
> to the hanging/deadlock that you saw.)

I recently pointed this (the with-cast-pointer thing) out to KMR. It's 
a no-op for allegro and openmcl as, I think, it should be, but then 
right below it there's a #+openmcl defun that overwrites the working 
(no-op) version and throws the error. Should be easy to fix, but KMR 
has also been trying to get me to avoid using it in the first place as, 
apparently, it's not just a no-op but a hairy, expensive operation 
under SBCL.

Cyrus




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