[self-interest] bugs in sparc VM

David Ungar David.Ungar at Sun.COM
Mon Sep 30 07:55:25 UTC 2002


Sorry about the bug.
We are about to put out another Self release that has a bug fix in the 
SIC. (Thanks to Michael Abd-El-Malek.)
Maybe it will fix your bug.

- Dave

On Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at 04:24  PM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr 

> On Wednesday 11 September 2002 15:36, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
>>   word: (memory at: addr) && 16r0FFFF.
>> and I verified that "memory at: addr" is returning 16r01515 yet word
>> is being assigned 16r0FFFF. Single stepping makes it work. The
>> save/restore trick I used above didn't work in this case. In fact,
>> eliminating the "halt" and allowing it to continue after having
>> single stepped this a few times showed that it worked until it exited
>> the inner loop and then it went back to the broken behavior. So I
>> would guess that the NIC is generating correct code but the SIC
>> isn't. The obvious next step is to disable the SIC and see what
>> happens, but I will only be able to do that on Friday.
> I was able to do the test today after all and the result was what I
> expected: with only the NIC enabled (using the _Compilers:Limits:
> primitive) my program worked perfectly.
> -- Jecel
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