[kaffe] Fixing mipsel-linux: differences between jit3 and jit1

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Sun Jul 11 06:59:47 PDT 2004

Helmer Krämer wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 21:04:41 +0200
> Dalibor Topic <robilad at kaffe.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>>I've been trying to fix the build on mipsel-linux. It uses jit3. I've 
>>got the LOUT build problem sorted out, the syntax of LOUT and friends 
>>has changed between jit3 and jit1. The next stumbling stone is 
>>prologue_xxC, which does not exist in jit3 funcs.h. So before I blindly 
>>change prologue_xxC to prologue_xxx on mips (and possibly m68k, since it 
>>suffers from same symptoms on netbsd), I'd like to know what the 
>>difference in naming is supposed to mean ;)
>>i.e. what is in the name suffix -xxx that xxC doesn;t have, etc. I 
>>couldn't find that documented, unfortunately.
> I think that funcs.h is somewhat wrong since it directly
> uses the names from the i386 backend (i.e. prologue_xxx).
> IMHO it should use the different HAVE_* macros from the
> jit3-icode.h to declare the functions (so it correctly
> declares prologue_xxx on i386 but prologue_xxC on mipsel).
> Furthermore, these declarations should be guarded by
> #ifdef HAVE_foo ... #endif for optional things like
> HAVE_mon_enter and HAVE_mon_exit.

Thanks, Helmer, that's a very good idea. I'll go for it. I eventually 
figured out that funcs.h was the file I had to change, but wanted to do 
it manually. Using the macros directly is a much more elegant proposal.

dalibor topic

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