[gclist] Re: gclist-digest V2 #129

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sat, 25 Apr 1998 23:45:22 +1000

I wrote:

> >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.

It turns out that the information which the user supplied to me
was incorrect -- in fact they were using gcc 2.8.1 on both systems.
Using gcc 2.7.2 instead solved the problem.

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