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From: Jonathan Roewen <jonathan.roewen@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] In need of serious help regarding threading
Out of curiosity: is my lack of the "tick" thread the reason everything breaks?

Jonathan

On 8/19/05, Jonathan Roewen <jonathan.roewen@gmail.com> wrote:
> It appears (with the help of a friend good with a debugger) that
> there's something going wrong with my code, and how it's interacting
> with the GC.
> 
> I have a debug compiled version of my kernel, the disassembly, sources
> to the C threading code, and some notes from the guy about the
> debugging @ http://moonbeam.purevoid.org/~jonathan/ocaml/
> 
> If someone can point out what I'm doing wrong, it'd be the biggest
> life-saver I could ever imagine!
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> On 8/19/05, Jonathan Roewen <jonathan.roewen@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I hope someone with experience in the guts of the ocaml systhreads
> > package can help me out.
> >
> > I've tried adapting the win32_threads.c source in systhreads to work
> > with DST. I've implemented a C co-op threading module, which appears
> > to function correctly according to the tests I've done.
> >
> > However, I can't seem to be able to get ocaml threads to play along
> > nicely. I'm out of ideas, and really need some help >_<
> >
> > All code is available online (http://glek.net/subversion/os/kernel/)
> > and can be checked out with an svn client (using URL above). For
> > building, you need to first do make boot (takes a while on lesser
> > machines like my PIII 600). Also, I copied hooks.h and signals.h from
> > the byterun folder to ocaml/libs/ocaml/caml (needed private values for
> > signals.h). And removed the bytecode variants of whatever was present.
> >
> > The file with the ocaml threading code is
> > http://glek.net/subversion/os/kernel/ocamlthreads.c, and the C co-op
> > threading code is http://glek.net/subversion/os/kernel/threads.c
> >
> > I would very much appreciate anyone who can take the time to look at
> > this, and discover what I'm undoubtedly doing wrong. This is a major
> > area of DST to be implemented, and without threading in OCaml, we're
> > pretty much stuck in the middle of no-man's land.
> >
> > For once this is a legitimate cry for help ;-) I know I've sent some
> > stupid, stupid emails in the past....
> >
> > Thanks to all willing to help,
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
>