icedtea6 1.11 branching on 2012-01-06

Chris Phillips chphilli at
Fri Jan 6 08:30:18 PST 2012

Hi Omair

I think its pretty badly broken all across the board,
I've never gotten -XComp to work reliably with shark/llvm
with any combination of llvm / hs. HS20+ is definitely broken
in several ways.

After we get zero / jsr 292 functional,
then maybe LLVM's new interfaces will have stabilized and it can be fixed.


On 06/01/12 11:24 AM, Omair Majid wrote:
> On 01/06/2012 05:10 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 01/06/2012 07:16 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> On 15:48 Thu 05 Jan     , Matthias Klose wrote:
>>>> On 12/23/2011 04:31 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> As noted elsewhere, a number of important features and fixes have
>>>>> been added to
>>>>> icedtea6 that are not in any release. This seems like a good time
>>>>> as any to try
>>>>> and get a release out. To that end, I am planning to branch
>>>>> icedtea6 1.11 on
>>>>> 2012-01-06. I dont have an exact release date in mind right now,
>>>>> but it probably
>>>>> will be at least a week after that.
>>>> there's a regression: shark is completely broken. seen on the buildbot
>>>> using llvm-2.7, and checked with llvm-2.9 and llvm-3.0 as well. If
>>>> not fixed,
>>>> please mention it in the release notes.
>>> Do you plan to fix it?
>> As I understand it, LLVM-JIT is horribly broken while they rewrite
>> the JIT back-end.  If that's true, we don't want to update Shark
>> until they're done.  However, I don't read the LLVM lists, so this
>> may all be nonsense.
> Does that mean shark works fine with older versions of llvm? Would
> that be llvm-2.6? I ask because I have vague memories of testing shark
> with llvm-2.6 which contained enough bugs that made shark not work.
> And unless I am mistake things were working better with llvm-2.7. Have
> there been changes to shark that have made it not work on 2.7?
> I am trying to figure out what level of shark support should claim to
> offer in icedtea6 1.11 ("works if the stars are aligned just right" vs
> "nope, broken").
> Thanks,
> Omair

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