[kaffe] MIPS Port Update

Dylan Schell dylans at xs4all.nl
Sat Jul 13 06:02:49 PDT 2002

Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> I haven't gone looking at the remaining regression test
> failures on the Playstation 2, but I've made some progress
> on the "normal" mipsel platform.  The bulk of the failures
> I was seeing, which were providing misleading diagnostics,
> turned out to be due to bogus SIGFPEs coming out of
> the kernel floating point emulator, due to some downrev
> trap-handler-to-math-emulator linkage code in my kernel.
> That having been fixed, I still have 29 of 115 tests failing,
> most but not all of which hve the same cause: an assert
> of !intsDisabled() in kaffe/kaffevm/exception.c.  I'm trying
> to trace that one down.  I suspect something has changed
> in the signal handling of MIPS Linux 2.4.x versus the 2.2.x
> on the PS2, but that's just a theory for the moment.  If any
> of you have seen this error in other contexts, I'd appreciate
> hearing about it.

Is that using jthreads or pthreads? I seem to recall getting
theses errors when building with pthreads on the PS2...

Dylan Schell
dylans at xs4all.nl

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