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Craig A. Berry
October 8, 2002 20:38
Re: MMK + 7.3-1 = :-( [was Re: Problem building Perl]
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Steve Wakelin wrote:
> I updated to CC V6.5 but alas it "stalled" at exactly the same place.

Ditto here.

> I even tried recompiling MMK from source with the new C compiler version.

I thought about that but didn't think it would do any good.  Thanks for 
the confirmation.

> Do you recommend that I install the RMS patch?  Or any others for that
> matter?

Yes, I do recommend it because it has an install 1 rating, but it won't 
help you with the problem under discussion. I have it installed and it 
made no difference.  As a side note, the support group in Sydney 
publishes a much more helpful view of ECOs by version and installation 
rating than does the main Compaq site; see:


> DEC AXPVMS VMS731_SYS V1.0          Patch       Install     10-SEP-2002

Good. We can rule that out as a factor since you have it and I don't but 
we both see the same behavior.

So the two data points where the hang occurs are pre-EV6 systems, with 
or without XFC, with or without the RMS ECO.  I suspect Perl and MMK are 
innocent victims here and there is something wacky about one of the 
performance enhancements in 7.3-1.  Proving that is probably over my 
head but I'll try to post sufficient reproducer details to c.o.v and see 
if one of the engineers picks it up.

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