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

On Wednesday 11 August 2004 10:54 am, Leon Bottou wrote:
> 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.

After checking the IA64 ABI, I am certain that problem 2 occurs.
- L.

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