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Karl Williamson
June 17, 2013 02:52
Re: Blead on s390x
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On 06/16/2013 07:32 PM, James E Keenan wrote:
> On 4/10/13 4:40 AM, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 03:52:06PM +0300, Niko Tyni wrote:
>>> On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 08:12:41PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 10:21:56AM +0200, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
>>>>> I got a hercules iso from Henri yesterday on the OpenSUSE 12.3 launch
>>>>> party. After converting the iso to something Linux understands (OS/X
>>>>> iso's are not recognized as iso), it just took minutes to get it up
>>>>> and running under hercules. It is not EBCDIC, but for sure it is
>>>>> something different.
>>>> Is anyone actually using Perl on it?
>>>> In that, we've not had any bug reports about this before, and for a
>>>> lot of
>>>> these somewhat esoteric platforms I'm sort of wondering at what
>>>> point do
>>>> they stop being "fun", and start being "work". Right now, I think
>>>> it's more
>>>> at the "fun" level, and it might be telling us something interesting
>>>> about
>>>> portability, as it might be that all these tests failing are down to
>>>> the
>>>> same problem.
>>> This particular problem was already diagnosed as a compiler bug, but
>>> FWIW: s390x is a Debian release architecture, and current blead passes
>>> all the tests on a "real" s390x box with gcc 4.6.3.
>> That's good to know.
>>> There's also gcc 4.4.7 around, and that one doesn't exhibit the bug
>>> either
>>> according to the testcases (but I didn't try to build Perl with that.)
>> Thanks for the that detail.
>> I think that the most sensible thing is to consider that compiler to
>> buggy
>> to "support", and recommend that people fix their compiler first.
>> Nicholas Clark
> Could the participants in this thread please take a look at
> ("Problems
> compiling threaded perl 5.8.0 on OS/390")?
> If you have any insight that would enable us to close that RT ticket,
> please share.
> Thank you very much.
> Jim Keenan

The EBCDIC branch has further fixes to, and works, though 
there is a hack that needs to be investigated further.  I think it's 
alright to close this.

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