Bug 53748 - mozilla doesn't work on ia64
mozilla doesn't work on ia64
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-09-17 14:29 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-26 12:04:10 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 2001-09-17 14:29:58 EDT
I have a patch. It builds. It doesn't run.

Previously, it ran for about thirty seconds, then silently exited 1. Now it
just hangs indefinitely when started - it doesn't appear to be doing much.

I'm currently trying to rebuild with gcc3 to see if it makes any difference
- I doubt it will.

Here as almost a placeholder. If we get this working before we put out the
ia64 release, it doesn't make sense to not put it in. But it's not a
'must-fix' in the normal sense.
Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2001-09-17 16:00:05 EDT
Is the patch a real patch or is it that libffi monstrocity?
Comment 2 Christopher Blizzard 2001-09-17 16:00:38 EDT
Monstrosity, even.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-17 16:02:05 EDT
It's the patch that uses libffi.
Comment 4 Christopher Blizzard 2001-09-17 16:03:55 EDT
What version of Mozilla do you have it ported to?  Also, what are the licensing
concerns here?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-17 16:23:47 EDT
I'm currently trying it on 'ported' is a strong word. 'Made it apply'
is better. :)

What licensing concerns would there be?
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-17 16:30:16 EDT
Hm, building with gcc3 does not seem to help.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-17 16:32:01 EDT
If I strace the hanging process, it's looping on:

poll([{fd=11, events=POLLIN}, {fd=15, events=POLLIN}, {fd=13, events=POLLIN}],
3, 7 = 0
gettimeofday() (twice)
ioctl(1,0x541b,[0]) = 0
Comment 8 Christopher Blizzard 2001-09-17 17:17:22 EDT
Got me.  Is gdb usable?
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-17 17:59:48 EDT
g_main_poll, from g_main_iterate.
Comment 10 Christopher Blizzard 2001-09-18 13:06:27 EDT
Sounds like it's waiting for X events.
Comment 11 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-26 12:04:05 EDT
Thats entirely possible. However, there's no window, so I'm not sure how to give
it any X events. :)
Comment 12 Christopher Blizzard 2002-08-29 17:16:53 EDT
We have working builds for ia64.

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