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

Leon Bottou <leonb@bottou.org> writes:

> 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.

Ok, then I'll note that it cannot be built on ia64.  I will ask the
Debian machine people if you can have a temporary account to work on a
port if you would like; let me know.


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