[Openmcl-devel] Solaris x86-64 progress

Chun Tian (binghe) binghe.lisp at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 05:39:39 UTC 2008

Hi, Gary Byers

Thanks very much. I don't know there's already a solaris branch in  
clozure trunk until your last post.

I'll test it in my Solaris 10 box and try to fix or just report any  
bugs back to you.


Chun Tian (binghe)

在 2008-8-11,上午10:31, Gary Byers 写道:

> If anyone's interested, there's a work-in-progress Solaris x86-64  
> (or "x64",
> if you prefer) port in the trunk.  I ran into many of the same  
> issues that
> Chris described.
> Some of the socket code is still buggy (and largely untested), there's
> an intermittent problem whereby sometimes (i.e., when I don't have GDB
> attached to look at it ...) threads get strange memory faults during
> QUIT, there seems to be an OS bug (or a misinterpetation of some
> information passed to a signal handler) that causes memory fault
> addresses to be reported incorrectly sometimes (on "SunOS 5.11
> snv_93"), and there are likely other bugs that I'm not aware of.
> What work I've done on it has been done under OpenSolaris (there's
> an 08/05 live cd at opensolaris.org, and I later upgraded to a  
> slightly later version via the package system.)  I don't know
> if it runs differently or at all under Solaris 10.
> I couldn't find a prebuilt non-buggy version of GNU m4 anywhere
> anymore, so I just downloaded the sources and built and installed
> it in /usr/local/bin; the Makefile looks for it there.
> The trunk is in general "volatile" (as it has been for the last
> several weeks); I'm trying to bootstap a lot of changes, and
> have been checking heap images into svn at least once a day as
> I've done that.  At any point in time, the binaries in the trunk
> may be a little behind the sources (and the sources a little hard
> to bootstap with those hours-old binaries.)
> If anyone who's interested hasn't been scared away yet, the Solaris
> port can be checked out of svn via:
> shell> svn co http://svn.clozure.com/publicsvn/openmcl/trunk/solarisx64/ccl
> On Mon, 11 Aug 2008, Chun Tian (binghe) wrote:
>> Hi, Chris
>> Can I ask, what's your porting progress now? I'm interesting in  
>> running some Lisp applications on Solaris x86-64, I'm still  
>> thinking which of my favorite CL (clozure and sbcl) to try:)
>> I have some 64-bit servers, and a Solaris 10 5/08 installed through  
>> VMware on my Mac computer, I thought a try to cross-compile Clozure  
>> CL from Darwin to Solaris is quite meaningful to me.
>> Regards,
>> Chun Tian (binghe)
>> 在 2008-1-19,上午6:25, Chris Curtis 写道:
>>> I now have a kernel that successfully compiles, starts up and dies  
>>> as
>>> expected trying to load the as-yet-nonexistent heap image. There
>>> wasn't too much I had to do that wasn't already at least sketched  
>>> out.
>>> (M4 is still a royal pain, in case anyone wondered.)
>>> At the moment I'm sorting through the syscalls, which are enormously
>>> tedious, and also somewhat more complex than anticipated. There are
>>> two main issues:
>>> - Solaris sockets are just plain different. (For example, socket()
>>> isn't a syscall.) There's a lot of work to dig through the APIs on
>>> both sides to make sure everything lines up correctly, but I  
>>> expect it
>>> to be relatively straightforward.
>>> - Solaris has a bunch of subcoded syscalls. For example, setpgid is
>>> actually done by calling syscall(SYS_pgrpsys, 4, pgid). This one  
>>> is a
>>> little more complicated and I'm not quite sure what the Right  
>>> Thing To
>>> Do is.
>>> --chris
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