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Bug#243501: [Lush-devel] Status of lush ia64 bug

On Wednesday 11 August 2004 02:13 am, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Leon Bottou <leonb@bottou.org> writes:
> It builds fine on mips and mipsel; it fails on ia64.
> The failing ia64 build log is at:
> http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.php?&pkg=lush&ver=1.0%2Bcvs.2004.05.13&arch=ia64&stamp=1084958283&file=log&as=raw
> You can review the previous discussion at 
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=243501

Obviously I had mixed up things.
> > Can you give me a pointer to the failure page in the debian build system?
> > In order to fix it, I could use a temporary access to an IA64 machine.
> > Is this something you can arrange with the debian people?
> I believe it is possible.   

Somehow the build log does not show much of the problem.
I can see two possible causes:

1- A floating exception (problems we encountered on mipses)
    The fix would then be easy.

2- A bfd issue in the dynamic loading/unloading code.
    This could result from gp constructs in IA64 ELF.
    Fixing this would require significant work.
    We'd have to temporarilly declare lush unavailable on IA64.

I would need less than one hour of access to an IA64 machine
to determine the nature of the problem.  Fixing problem 1
would be immediate.  Fixing problem 2 would take weeks.

But I cannot do much without access to such a machine.


- L.

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