Ticket #405 (closed patch: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

amd64 --optimize

Reported by: adougherty Owned by: rurban
Priority: major Milestone: 1.0
Component: none Version: trunk
Severity: high Keywords: 64bit
Cc: Language:
Patch status: applied Platform:


This is a guess for a workaround that might make --optimized builds work on amd64. Could someone who has an amd64 system give it a spin and report back? If it works, could someone apply it?

Ideally, the entry should be conditional on arch == 'amd64', but I don't know how to do that in Parrot's Configure/build system.


diff -u parrot-0.9.1/config/gen/makefiles/CFLAGS.in parrot-andy/config/gen/makefiles/CFLAGS.in
--- parrot-0.9.1/config/gen/makefiles/CFLAGS.in 2009-02-17 15:42:16.000000000 -0500
+++ parrot-andy/config/gen/makefiles/CFLAGS.in  2009-03-04 20:38:44.000000000 -0500
@@ -11,6 +11,9 @@
 src/ops/core_ops_cg.c      -{@optimize@}    # takes too long
 src/ops/core_ops_switch.c  -{@optimize@}    # Overwhelms some compilers.

+# XXX TT ??? Paper over unknown problem on amd64
+src/gc/system.c  -{@optimize@}
 # io should be -Wunused clean
 {^src/io/}              s/-Wno-unused/-Wunused/


tt405-amd64-optimize.patch Download (1.2 KB) - added by rurban 8 years ago.
pass optimize to src/gc/system.c

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by rurban

pass optimize to src/gc/system.c

Changed 8 years ago by rurban

  • owner set to rurban
  • status changed from new to assigned

I adapted it to our build compiler. Thanks. Can someone on amd64 test this?

#IF(cpuarch==amd64):src/gc/system.c  -{@optimize@}

is the syntax and a target eq CFLAGS rule had to be added to genfile.

Changed 8 years ago by mikehh

I ran this with the patch provided by rurban. After trying the original patch, which also gave the same results.

I ran perl Configure,pl --optimize --test, make world and make test on Kubuntu Intrepid AMD64 with the latest updates and similarly for CPAN. Build at r37128.

This is the first time I have managed to get an --optimize(d) build on this platform.

The make test results are as follows:

Test Summary Report
t/pmc/exception.t                         (Wstat: 0 Tests: 31 Failed: 0)
  TODO passed:   30
t/pmc/packfile.t                          (Wstat: 256 Tests: 6 Failed: 1)
  Failed test:  6
  Non-zero exit status: 1
t/pmc/packfilesegment.t                   (Wstat: 256 Tests: 1 Failed: 1)
  Failed test:  1
  Non-zero exit status: 1
Files=396, Tests=11701, 371 wallclock secs ( 5.03 usr  1.44 sys + 124.89 cusr 55.41 csys = 186.77 CPU)
Result: FAIL
make: *** [test] Error 1


Michael (mikehh)

Changed 8 years ago by mikehh

Building without the --optimize (and without the patch) gives the same results.


I did not use make smoke with the --optimize build as the patch has not yet been applied.


Michael (mikehh)

Changed 8 years ago by rurban

  • status changed from assigned to closed
  • resolution set to fixed
  • patch changed from new to applied

thanks everybody for testing. applied as r37129

Changed 8 years ago by chromatic

The file's only 300 lines long, with four functions. An easy binary chop should determine which part's the problem (lines 94 - 115 look relevant).

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