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Re: gcl/acl2 2.6-15



On Tuesday 19 November 2002 17:56, Camm Maguire wrote:
> Greetings!  I've built this package successfully on trex several times,
> yet the autobuilder has failed twice in the same place with an
> effective segfault.  Is something different on the autobuilding
> machine l003092?
>

The only difference seems to be the kernel version. I will check this and let 
you know. 

> Separately, I've noticed that trex is now running kernel 2.4.x, in
> which the known mprotect bug has been reportedly fixed.  GCL can use
> more efficient garbage collection on such machines, but currently has
> no way of detecting 2.2 kernels at runtime and using the slower gc.
> Is it safe to assume now that the vast majority of machines running
> Debian on this arch will be using 2.4.x now, and that a simple note in
> README.Debian coupled with an enabling of the stratified garbage
> collection is now advisable?
>

The problem was not the 2.2 kernel but a bug in an earlier 2.4 kernel. This 
may be somehow related to your first item.

Gerhard 



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