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Re: hppa release status

Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > Actually, I can't reproduce this on ion, which is my debian testing
> > build box.  The only difference from a normal testing system is that
> > it's running 2.6.26-rc1 (it's also a pa8800 which makes its coherency a
> > bit more stringent).  Building python 2.5.2-6 and running all the built
> > in tests except the two parisc exceptions runs.  Ryan Murray stated that
> > the failing test was test_sys, so this is what I get running it alone:
> > 
> > jejb@ion> pwd
> > /home/jejb/sources/python2.5-2.5.2/build-shared
> > jejb@ion> ./python  -E -tt ../Lib/test/regrtest.py -w -l -uall -s
> > test_sys
> > test_sys
> > 1 test OK.
> > 
> > So I think more investigation of the actual alleged failure is
> > warranted.  At this time, if it is a real failure, I'm not sure it's
> > necessarily threads related.
>   This is really coherent with our observations: LT is almost pure C,
> and kfreebsd uses LT and python works really well. So either it's a bug
> in the LT hppa specific code, or a kernel issue. Your tests tends to
> show the latter.

I recall a similiar failure on mips/mipsel went away after upgrading the
buildd kernels to 2.6.24+. (I have no idea what version the hppa buildds


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