[m-rev.] trivial diff: update test_mercury script for .par grades

Julien Fischer juliensf at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Apr 3 15:00:03 AEST 2006

On Mon, 3 Apr 2006, Peter Wang wrote:

> On 2006-03-20, Julien Fischer <juliensf at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> >
> > tools/test_mercury:
> > 	Add a workaround from Peter Wang for a problem with the lowlevel .par
> > 	grades on Linux hosts.  (The need for this should go away when we
> > 	move to newer versions of libc).
> >
> > 	Install asm_fast.par.gc on ceres.
> Hi, it appears you never committed this.

Uhmmm .... no, I didn't.

> However, it doesn't do
> anything anyway.
> Recap: asm_fast.par.gc grade programs are randomly crashing or
> presenting strange behaviour.
> I'm sure this has something to do with the GC and threads on linux.
> I was able to bootcheck in asm_fast.par.gc on holly (Solaris) a couple
> of weeks ago.

Do you want me to try it on OS X?  (Although that will need to be in
reg.par.gc.  Actually does the same thing still occur on Linux with
reg.par.gc or none.par.gc?)

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