[m-rev.] diff: upgrade to boehm gc 7.2

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Wed Jul 18 19:15:11 AEST 2012

On Wed, 18 Jul 2012, Peter Ross wrote:

> On 16 July 2012 18:33, Julien Fischer <juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012, Peter Ross wrote:
>>> Please find attached the interesting bits (ie those bits where I had to
>>> resolve
>>> a non-obvious conflict) of the diff to upgrade to version 7.2 of the boehm
>>> gc
>>> collector.
>>> The full diff can be found at uranus:~petdr/DIFF.GC72
>>> This change successfully bootchecked in the asm_fast.gc and hlc.gc grades.
>>> I also installed the resulting compiler in the asm_fast.gc and hlc.gc
>>> grades
>>> and then built some test programs in those grades, on my local machine.
>>> So far this has only been tested extensively on linux.
>> You should definitely test some other grades: certainly asm_fast.par.gc,
>> hlc.par.gc, plus some memprof, profdeep and threascope grades.
>> (If he has time, Paul should probably do the latter.)
> How do you test the threadscope grades?   I can't work out what the
> grade string is, if any?

The grade component is named "threadscope".

Paul: what is the best way to check that this is working?

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