[gclist] boehm gc on Solaris

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 01:58:59 +1000


Our compiler uses the Boehm collector.  I'm getting a report from
one of our users that our compiler fails on their Solaris systems.
We've isolated the problem to the Boehm collector: after `make gctest'
in the GC directory, the command `./gctest' gets a segmentation fault.

It works fine on our systems, which include one that `uname -a' identifies
as a "SunOS ... 5.5 Generic_103093-08 sun4d sparc SUNW,SPARCserver-1000",
and a "SunOS ... 5.5.1 Generic_103640-08 sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-10",
using gcc in both cases.
However it fails on their systems, including a
"SunOS ... 5.5 Generic_103093-14 sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-5",
using gcc 2.7.2 and gcc 2.8.1.

Has anyone encountered this one before?  Any hints?

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